Three men were hospitalized Monday with serious burn injuries after an explosion and two-alarm fire at a Mira Mesa home that had a marijuana growing operation inside.
The fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sunday at a home on Sunny Meadow Street, near Canyon Breeze Road, San Diego Fire-Rescue Dispatch Supervisor Brent Peterson said.
Firefighters responded to the scene and had the flames knocked down within 30 minutes, Peterson said.
Three men ran out of the home before crews arrived, but suffered burn injuries. Residents said an explosion was heard throughout the neighborhood.
A 29-year-old man suffered third-degree burns on 95 percent of his body, a 24-year-old man had burns on 50 percent of his body and a 28-year-old man had burns on 26 percent of his body, 10News reported. An update on their conditions were not immediately available.
A Hazmat team responded to the scene, Peterson confirmed.
San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said the house was being investigated as a marijuana growing operation, but he did not disclose any additional details.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
— City News Service
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