Vicinity of Mira Mesa house fire on Embassy Way.
Vicinity of Mira Mesa house fire on Embassy Way. Image via Google Maps

Flames tore through a Mira Mesa home Wednesday afternoon, causing extensive damage, injuring a firefighter and displacing five residents.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons shortly before 2 p.m. in the 10100 block of Embassy Way, just west of Camino Ruiz, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported.

All the occupants of the house were able to safely get outside prior to the arrival of emergency crews, according to SDFRD public affairs.

Firefighters arrived to find the residence engulfed in flames. It took the personnel about 15 minutes to gain control of the blaze.

Medics took one of the firefighters to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of heat-related trauma.

The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced residents, all adults, arrange for interim shelter.

— City News Service