Two overnight fires in San Diego cause $500K in damage

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two apartment fires that broke out 20 minutes apart in neighboring San Diego communities Friday caused a total of $500,00 in damage and sent one resident to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities sad.

The first fire, at 4574 Hawley Blvd. in Normal Heights, was reported at 3:56 a.m., according to San Diego fire-rescue Capt. Joe Amador. The second, at 4637 Kansas St. in North Park, was reported at 4:20 a.m., he said.

It took firefighters five minutes to knock down the fire on Hawley Boulevard, from which they rescued a second-story resident using a ladder and a window opening, Amador said, adding that she was taken by ambulance to UCSD Medical Center for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

Damage was estimated at $80,000 to the building and $20,000 to its content.

No one had to be rescued from the fire on Kansas Street, though three people were displaced, Amador said.

The flames were contained to one unit, with damage estimated at $300,000 to the building and $100,000 to its content, he said.

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