Alley is strewn with debris from the fire. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A fire of unknown origin tore through a City Heights alley Friday, engulfing a garage along with a motorhome and an SUV, authorities reported.

The non-injury blaze off the 3600 block of Marlborough Avenue erupted shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Police evacuated nearby residences as a precaution while firefighters doused the flames.

Crews had the blaze under control within about 20 minutes, according to SDFRD public affairs.

The cause of the fire, which resulted in a power outage that displaced seven people from a single home, was under investigation.

— City News Service

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