SAN DIEGO – Investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze that gutted the inside of a condominium garage in Talmadge early Thursday morning.
The fire broke out before 1:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Collwood Boulevard. A man who lives in the condo with his mother smelled something burning from the garage. When he went outside to check, he found large flames.
San Diego Fire-Rescue crews responded and evacuated a nearby condo. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread into the home itself.
A car parked inside the garage was destroyed. The woman who lives there told 10News was concerned there may have been some World War II memorabilia in the trunk of the car, belonging to her father, that may have also been destroyed. The fire also caused some minor exterior damage to an adjacent garage.
The woman and her son were evaluated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but were not injured. The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing.
The cause of the fire and a financial estimate of the damage is under investigation.