SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Flames tore through Shelltown-area house early Tuesday, causing an estimated $450,000 worth of damage and leaving a family of six in need of emergency shelter.
The non-injury blaze in the 4100 block of Epsilon Street erupted about 2:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It took crews roughly 20 minutes to subdue the flames.
The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced residents -- three adults and three children -- arrange for interim lodging, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.
Due to the extent of damage to the home, investigators were unable to determine the cause of the fire, which apparently began in a back bedroom, Luque said.
The monetary losses were set at $300,000 to the structure and $150,000 to contents.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.