3 East County House Fires Investigated

House Fires Reported In Skyline, Lakeside, Alpine

Investigations were under way Tuesday to determine the causes of three unrelated non-injury fires that damaged homes in the East County.

A family of four was displaced in the first fire, reported around 3:40 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Brady Court in the Skyline area. Crews had the blaze under control within 30 minutes, according to San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District spokesman Leonard Villarreal.

The second fire was reported around 5:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Peutz Valley Road in Alpine, according to a Heartland fire dispatcher. It burned out of control for about 25 minutes, he said.

At about 11:30 p.m., the third fire was reported in the 14600 block of El Monte Road in Lakeside. Crews had it under control within about 15 minutes, according to the dispatcher.

The third blaze appeared to have started near a fireplace and spread to an attic, he said.