Fire destroys Jamul home
JAMUL (CNS) – A fire of unknown origin tore through a home in a rural
neighborhood in the southern reaches of San Diego County Monday, causing
significant structural damage but resulting in no injuries.
The blaze on Bratton Valley Road in the Jamul area erupted shortly
before 3 p.m., according to Cal Fire.
Though the flames ravaged much of the two-story house, crews apparently
were able to save enough of it to keep it from being a total loss, said Kendal
Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency. They were still dousing hot
spots 2 1/2 hours after the start of the blaze, which also charred a small
patch of nearby brush.
The cause of the fire was under investigation. No residents were home
when it began spreading, Bortisser said.