Dog killed, resident and firefighter injured in San Ysidro duplex fire

SAN YSIDRO (KUSI) – A woman and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a predawn fire that tore through a duplex and killed a dog in San Ysidro.

The blaze was reported around 12:35 a.m. in the 100 block of Cottonwood Road, just north of West San Ysidro Boulevard, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Firefighters extinguished the flames within 25 minutes.

A firefighter and a woman living in the duplex both suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment, a dispatch supervisor said. A dog was found dead inside the home.

The American Red Cross was called in to help the resident arrange for temporary lodging.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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