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Family home destroyed by fast-moving flames

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Five adults and one child escaped an early morning house fire in Mira Mesa. However, two dogs and one bird died, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

The flames ignited just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday in the rear patio and spread quickly to the first and second floors of a house in the 7700 block of Flanders Drive. About 10 fire engines were on scene and it took fire crews about 30 minutes to contain the flames, which they battled during windy conditions.

One neighbor, Hung Ha, said he heard an explosion and tried to use a garden hose to put out the fire, until he realized the blaze was too intense.

Ha called 911 and ran out of his house with his family to the park across the street. He then heard a series of explosion from what he suspects were propane tanks. Shattered glass, a result of the fire, also hit his house.

Neighbors and the six people who escaped the fire are being assisted by the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

The house is considered almost a total loss, with damages totaling $300,000. The cause was under investigation.

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