Fire damages 2 homes, 12 people displaced

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SAN DIEGO – A dozen City Heights residents and six pets were displaced Tuesday when a fire damaged their two neighboring homes, but no one was injured.

The fire ignited in some trash between the homes on Chamoune Avenue near Thorn Street at 2:10 a.m., then spread into both houses' attics, according to city spokesman Jose Ysea. Officials estimated the fire caused about $60,000 in damage.

The American Red Cross was summoned to assist the 10 adults and two children displaced by the fire, Ysea said.