Crews battle South Bay house fire

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Crews rushed to the scene of a house fire in Chula Vista late Wednesday afternoon.

Flames broke out at the home on Oaklawn Avenue near H Street around 4 p.m.

Neighbor Harvey Enriquez was one of the first to notice the fire.

"I did what a normal person do. I grabbed one of my hand benders because I am an electrician and I started breaking windows to get the smoke out and I was shouting, 'hey is anybody here, is anybody here."

Crews initially believed an elderly woman might be trapped in the home. They searched the home thoroughly three times and were able to determine no one was inside at the time of the fire.

Officials believe the blaze started in the front room of the home, but have not yet determined a cause.

Two residents live at the house, but neither were home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross will assist in finding a place for them to stay.

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