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Arson investigation after mobile home catches fire in Mission Bay

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8/CNS) - A fire at the De Anza Cove Mobile Home Park early Wednesday sent a man to a hospital and caused about $120,000 in damage.

Someone called 911 around 12:20 a.m. after the mobile home at 2727 De Anza Road in Mission Bay went up in flames for unknown reasons, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Firefighters had the blaze knocked down about 15 minutes later.

The home's two residents were in the process of moving, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

One of the men suffered burns to his arm and was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center to be treated. The other was evaluated for possible smoke inhalation, but did not require treatment, Swanson said.

San Diego Police and the Metro Arson Strike Team are investigating the mobile home fire. 

"Just from people here at the scene they were saying he was acting strangely today. Whether he has any underlying issues, we were just told that he was acting strange today and that and some suspicion level," Lt. Dan Smyth, SDPD said.

"The flames were shooting up almost like a flamethrower," neighbor, Benjamin Brandt said. 

One witness says he heard a man screaming and saying quote "I'll kill you" right before the flames erupted. 

Residents and pets evacuated the mobile homes safely as crews contained the fire.

Swanson said the fire caused about $100,000 in damage to the home and another $20,000 in damage to its contents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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