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.
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