Fire crews prevent house fire from spreading to neighboring homes

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SAN DIEGO — Fire crews prevented a house fire in the Mira Mesa area from spreading to neighboring homes Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at around 2 p.m. at a single-family home in the 10100 block of Embassy Way. When the first crews arrived, the home was already fully engulfed in flames.

There was one person inside the home when the fire broke out, but that person was able to get out before firefighters arrived, according the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Helicopter video from the scene showed that the garage and front half of the home were heavily damaged. A car in the driveway had also burned. But firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the neighboring homes on both sides of the burning residence.

By 3 p.m., crews had largely extinguished the blaze and were putting out hot spots. They called for the Red Cross to help find temporary shelter for the five adults who live in the home.

One firefighter was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of heat-related injuries, fire officials reported.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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