SAN DIEGO -- A family escaped their burning home in Pacific Beach early Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. at the house on Reed Avenue near Ingraham Street.
The flames started in the garage and burned a vehicle sitting in the driveway.
Three family members, including an 8-year-old boy, were able to escape unharmed.
Officials said they were initially concerned that towering flames could spread to homes nearby, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze without damage to neighboring houses.
Investigators said the fire was accidental and started because of some kind of electrical problem.
One neighbor told FOX 5 they woke up to find leaping flames coming from next door. They shared a video with FOX 5:
Neighbors said the home is owned by a nearby church.
Red Cross arrived around 6:30 a.m. to help the family find temporary shelter.