Escondido home destroyed by fire

Fire occurred in 700 block of Roosevelt Street

ESCONDIDO, Calif. - A house in Escondido was destroyed by a fire on Friday.

The fire occurred at about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Roosevelt Street, according to the Escondido Fire Department.

The flames broke out in a back corner of the house. Firefighters arrived within four minutes but were not able to save the home.

Jose Luis Davalos Luquen lived in the home with his wife and son. He said the light in the living room started to flicker and that was when he looked around and realized his house was on fire.

He said he and his family escaped but there was nothing they could do to save anything they owned.

Next door, Veronica Tirado was playing with her children when she saw flames near her home.

"But it was really bad because I was with my children and they were scared," she said.

At first, Tirado thought her entire house was on fire.

"I was thinking of my clothes, my children's clothes, my bed, and I thought I had lost everything," she told 10News.

Firefighters said the flames spread from the first home to Tirado's but stopped at a shed in her backyard.

"Feels like a dream, like a bad dream," she said.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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