MIRA MESA (CBS 8) - Investigators this morning, are still trying to figure out what sparked a fire that damaged two houses in Mira Mesa.
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the backyard of a home on the 7700 block of Acama Street Monday.
Flames quickly moved along a fence and spread to two homes before firefighters were able to knock them down.
"These house are so close and you know one spark and you're done... and all the sudden I hear all this noise and yelling and screaming," nieghbor Marianne Tyler said.
No one was in either home at the time but firefighters did rescue a dog from one of the homes.
At least one family has been displaced.
We are the told the married couple who lost their home just returned from the Philippines -- where they were helping family with relief efforts -- now their neighbors are helping them.