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Two adults suffered minor injuries Thursday in a Spring Valley house fire that caused an estimated $400,000 in damage.

The fire was reported about 4:05 a.m. in the 8800 block of Olive Drive, said San Miguel Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Gehrig Browning.

A man and a woman, who were able to escape the house before firefighters arrived, were treated at the scene for minor injuries, he said.

Crews knocked down the flames in around 20 minutes, but noticed a gas line was ruptured inside the house, the battalion chief said. Firefighters secured the scene until San Diego Gas and Electric crews arrived and shut off the gas around 6:20 a.m., Browning said.

Olive Drive from Bancroft Drive to Central Avenue was shut down, but no evacuations were ordered.

The fire, which was contained to the house and a shed in the backyard, caused an estimated $400,000 in total damage to the structure and contents, Browning said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The American Red Cross was dispatched to assist the displaced residents.

–City News Service