One person died and three others were hospitalized Sunday when a house caught fire in Logan Heights, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported.
A fire at a home in the 3100 block of Clay Avenue with people trapped inside was reported at 4:24 a.m.
“Due to the intense fire conditions, it took a little while for us to get it knocked down and get in there and get those victims out,” SDFD Battalion Chief Steve Salaz told NBC7.
Three people were rescued from the home, and one victim was found dead at the scene. Early reports had said as many as six were hospitalized.
The three rescued victims were taken to UC San Diego Regional Burn Center, Salaz said.
The fire was knocked down at around 4:52 a.m. and fire investigators were still on the scene at 9:25 a.m. Clay Avenue may continue to be closed to traffic during the investigation for most of the day, a fire official said.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.
Updated at 1:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
— City News Service
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