A non-injury fire Sunday completely destroyed one unit and damaged another in a Rancho Penasquitos apartment complex, displacing two families.
The fire began about 12 p.m. on the patio of a ground-level apartment and spread to the interior, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.
The ground-level unit was a total loss and a second-level unit sustained damage to its patio and smoke damage to the interior, Munoz said.
Two adults and three children lived in the first-level apartment, and will stay with family members, she said.
The Red Cross will provide shelter for the second-level family, two adults and one child.
Munoz said both units sustained a combined total of about $100,000 of damage to the structure and $50,000 of damage to contents.
–City News Service