Flames engulf City Heights home

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SAN DIEGO — A raging fire destroyed an empty City Heights home Sunday evening.

The San Diego Fire Department said it received a call about the blaze along the 4100 block of Manzanita Drive near Manzanita Canyon around 9:42 p.m.

Firefighters responded to the scene and found the structure fully engulfed in flames, Munoz said. A two-alarm response was called because the fire was threatening brush and homes nearby.

Crews knocked down the flames within 20 minutes and prevented the blaze from spreading beyond the structure, she said.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the home was vacant when authorities arrived. No injuries were reported.

The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the structure and $10,000 in damage to its contents. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Manzanita Drive and Poppy Place were temporarily closed as authorities worked to extinguish the flames.

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