Police outside apartment building
Police outside the apartment where the fire occurred. Courtesy OnScene.TV

One person died and another was hospitalized in an apartment fire late Saturday morning.

The fire broke out in an apartment at National City Park Apartments on F Avenue and East 24th Street at 11:19 a.m. and was extinguished by National City and Chula Vista fire department firefighters in about 10 minutes, according to National City Fire Department investigator Robert Hernandez.

There were no injuries to firefighters, Hernandez said, and damage to the apartment was limited to the area of origin, estimated to be about $20,000.

National City Police Department investigators were at the scene Saturday afternoon trying to find out how the fire started.

There was no further information about the two victims.

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