Birds rescued from fire at San Diego apartment complex

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 17:07:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several birds were rescued from a San Diego apartment after a downstairs unit caught fire.

According to crews, the fire started around 10:45 a.m. Sunday at an apartment on the 1700 block of Oro Vista Road.

Shortly after noticing smoke, residents at the complex grabbed every fire extinguisher they could get their hands on in an effort to extinguish the flames and keep the blaze from spreading to the second floor.

Firefighters say no one was home at the time of the fire and several birds were rescued.