Teen brothers rescue Hollywood Screenwriter Michael Allin from house fire

ENCINITAS (KUSI) – Author and screenwriter Michael Allin, known for writing the classic Bruce Lee film “Enter the Dragon,” was rescued from his burning Cardiff home late Thursday night by two teenage neighbors.

An investigation was underway Friday into the cause of a fire that tore through an Encinitas duplex and left a resident with a minor injury.

The blaze, which was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Stafford Avenue near Oxford Avenue, also destroyed a truck in the driveway, according to the Escondido Fire Department.

The fire burned both garages on the first floor of the two-story duplex before spreading to the rest of the residence, Encinitas Fire Chief Robert Ford said.

Power lines also fell in front of the driveway, making access difficult for firefighters who got the flames doused in about an hour.

Allin, who was the only person in the duplex, was able to get to safety, but suffered a minor injury and was treated by paramedics at the scene, Ford said.

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