POINT LOMA: Basement fire causes $700K in damage

(CNS) – A fire at a Point Loma-area home injured one person,
and caused about $700,000 in damage.

The fire was reported in the basement of the home in the 3900 block of
La Cresta Drive near Narragansett Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and crews
had it knocked down in less than 30 minutes, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
dispatcher said.

A woman in her 90s was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for smoke
inhalation, U-T San Diego reported. Both she and another person will not be
able to stay in the structure, and the American Red Cross was called in to
assist the two displaced residents, the dispatcher said.

The fire caused $350,000 in damage to the house and another $350,000 in
damage to its contents, the dispatcher said. Its cause remained under
investigation, he said.

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