Fire engulfs apartment building in National City; flames seen shooting over the roof

Blaze on 1100 block of D Avenue

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Flames engulfed a two-story apartment in National City early Thursday, displacing at least one resident and temporarily forcing several neighbors from their units, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

The fire at 1135 D Ave. was reported at 2:49 a.m. and knocked down about 20 minutes later, according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher.

Investigators said they have determined that the fire started in the kitchen of the unit.

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