Residents Evacuated After Fire At Apt. Complex

Fire Broke Out In 3rd Floor Apartment At Casa Escondida In Escondido

Several residents were evacuated while others were forced to stay indoors when a large senior-living apartment building caught fire in Escondido Wednesday, but no one was hurt, police said.

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The fire at the three-story 330-unit Casa Escondida building at 715 North Broadway was reported just before 3:30 a.m., according to Escondido police Sgt. Ryan Fien.

The fire erupted in a third-story unit, and residents on the first two floors were evacuated, while third-floor residents were forced to shelter in-place until the fire was out, he said.

The Red Cross was asked to help those who may need alternate accommodation. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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