SAN MARCOS (NEWS 8) - A man and his elderly mother escaped a burning mobile home in San Marcos Wednesday morning.
The fire broke out around 4 a.m. on South Rancho Santa Fe Road.
Police say a 96-year-old woman and her son were inside as flames erupted at the Palomar Estates Community.
Firefighters say the man ran out and suffered minor injuries, while his mother was still trapped inside. She was able to get out unharmed.
Margarita Pitzer says she was getting ready to go to sleep and doesn't know how she got out of the house. She says she tried her hardest to get out because she 'has to keep living.' Margarita says the only thing she wants is a new motorized scooter to get around.
Neighbors say they're concerned about safety.
"We were trying to call certain people to get his mother help. There was no mattress left and the couch was totally burned with holes, and he still was laying on it." Donna Anastasion said.
"She's a little concerned and worried, but it's our standard procedure to support them along with the cooperating agencies and get them the social care they need," David Schloss, Division Chief San Marcos Fire, said.
The Red Cross is helping Margarita and her son with food and shelter.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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