Fire engulfs Mira Mesa garage

SAN DIEGO - A fire destroyed a garage at a Mira Mesa home late Tuesday night.

The fire broke out before 10:42 p.m. at 8954 Taurus Pl., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson Lee Swanson.

It took responding firefighters 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. A car in the garage was destroyed, and a second in the driveway was damaged. The fire also caused smoke damage to the home itself.

Three adults who live at the home were displaced, Swanson said. One of them was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The Red Cross was assisting them with temporary housing.

The fire was deemed accidental, although no specifics were released. It caused an estimated $225,000 in damage to the structure and contents.

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