Fire erupts in Santee apartment building

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SANTEE, Calif. — A two-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in Santee this afternoon.

Residents of the building on Mission Gorge Road near Cottonwood Avenue were evacuated after the fire was reported around 1:40 p.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue and the county sheriff’s department.

As of 3:30 p.m., investigators remained on scene working to determine the cause of the blaze, a Heartland Fire & Rescue dispatcher said. It was not immediately clear how many units were affected.

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