Two members of the same family were killed and two other relatives suffered minor injuries Monday morning when a two-alarm blaze ripped through a La Jolla home, authorities said.
The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. at a two-story house on Caminito La Paz, a dead-end street south of La Jolla Parkway in the Hidden Valley area, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Crews arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames and a second- alarm response was requested shortly after 4 a.m. Nearby homes were evacuated as crews battled the blaze.
Firefighters knocked down the flames around 5:05 a.m., but crews remained on scene through the morning, said fire-rescue spokesman Alec Phillipp.
Hours later, firefighters searched the damaged home and discovered two bodies inside, Phillipp said.
“Two deceased individuals have been located and crews are in the process of removing them from the home,” he said about 10 a.m.
Two other residents were taken earlier to UC San Diego Hillcrest hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Phillipp said.
Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were probing the cause of the fire.
Updated at 4:23 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020
— City News Service
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