SAN DIEGO - A two-story home caught fire in Mira Mesa early Monday, forcing a family and their pets to climb up to their roof for rescue.
The fire in the 7600 block of Acama Place was reported at 1:38 a.m. and knocked down 20 minutes later, according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher.
Firefighters said three people and five dogs climbed on top of their roof to escape the flames, but then they got stuck.
A neighbor saw what was happening and brought over a ladder to help them down to safety.
Damage was estimated at $100,000 to the structure and $50,000 in content losses, she said.
The cause was under investigation.