EL CAJON (CNS) - A non-injury fire broke out Thursday in the carport area of an apartment complex in El Cajon, displacing four people and causing more than $100,000 in damage, authorities said.
The fire at 950 Coleen Court, near Broadway, was reported at 4:03 a.m., according to a Heartland fire dispatcher. It was knocked down at 4:25 a.m., she said.
The cause was under investigation.
Damage was estimated at $110,000, El Cajon city spokeswoman Monica Zech said.
A total of 12 apartments were evacuated as firefighters battled the blaze.
Flames spread from the carport to some nearby storage lockers, a laundry area and one apartment unit, Zech said, noting that a second unit sustained smoke damage.
Both units were uninhabitable, according to the dispatcher.
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