Flames from the burning two-story duplex in Encinitas. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A resident suffered a minor injury while escaping a fire that tore through his home in the Cardiff neighborhood of Encinitas on Thursday night and destroyed a truck in the driveway.

The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. in the 300 block of Stafford Avenue near Oxford Avenue, according to the Encinitas Fire Department.

The fire burned both garages on the first floor of the two-story duplex before spreading to the rest of the home, Fire Chief Robert Ford said.

Power lines also fell in front of the driveway, making access difficult for firefighters.

Crews were able to douse the flames after more than an hour, but the fire destroyed a truck parked in the driveway, 10News reported.

A man, who was the only person in the duplex, was able to get to safety, but suffered a minor injury and was treated by paramedics at the scene, Ford said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

— City News Service

Show comments

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.