Fire erupts at El Cajon apartment complex, displaces several residents

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 13:36:16-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A fire caused severe damage to an El Cajon apartment complex Thursday morning and displaced as many as eight residents.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Heartland Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a fire burning at a two-story apartment building on 291 Jamacha Road.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames shooting through the building's roof.

Heartland Fire & Rescue officials said it took firefighters about eight minutes to knock down the non-injury blaze.

According to officials, the unit where the fire first erupted was considered a total loss, while the unit directly below suffered water damage.

Officials said the fire caused $300,000 in damage and displaced four adults and four children.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.