SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two people have died and two others were injured Monday in an early morning blaze at a home in La Jolla, according to local fire officials.
The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. at a two-story house on Caminito La Paz, a dead-end street off Hidden Valley Road south of La Jolla Parkway, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Crews arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames and a second alarm response was requested shortly after 4 a.m., the agency reported. Nearby homes were evacuated as crews battled the blaze.
Firefighters knocked down the flames around 5:05 a.m., but crews remained on scene as of 8:30 a.m. for overhaul, SDFRD spokesman Alec Phillipp said.
Paramedics took two residents to UCSD Hillcrest hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Phillipp said.
Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were probing the cause of the fire.
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