Flames from burning home in El Cajon
Smoke from the burning home in El Cajon. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A firefighter and resident were injured in a house fire Saturday and taken to the hospital, Heartland Fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 12:14 p.m. and firefighters were still on the scene at a house in the 900 block of Sycamore Lane at 1:40 p.m.

Eight fire engines and three ambulances were called to battle the structure fire and tend to any victims.

Firefighters told 10News the fire may have started in the backyard, before spreading quickly to the home before it was put out.

The conditions of the injured firefighter and resident were not known.

Updated at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 2, 2019

–City News Service