Flames engulf Mission Hills home: Neighbor tells 10News he heard loud boom

3 rescued from blaze

Three adults were displaced Friday after a fire swept through their upscale Mission Hills home, causing an estimated $1.3 million in damage, authorities said.

The fire in the 3900 block of Alameda Drive erupted about 11:10 p.m. Thursday, according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher.

Three people were inside the home at the time of the fire and paramedics took one person from the home to the hospital, she said.

Damage was estimated at $800,000 to the property and $500,000 to its contents.

10News learned that a neighbor rushed to help those inside the house. Alex Cukic told 10News he was relaxing in his Jacuzzi when he heard a loud bang. He thought the noise came from a gunshot.

"I was scared that someone was in the house," said Cukic. "So we got him out, he and his wife. Thank God nothing happened and he's good."

Another neighbor described the blaze.

"I've never seen a house that was so totally engulfed by flames," said Stuart Macdonald.

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