Grandparents and grandson escape house fire in El Cajon

Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 00:03:05-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - Grandparents and their grandson escaped a house fire in El Cajon Wednesday night but they lost their family cat.

The fire broke out in the back room of a home on Gladys St. at 11 p.m.

Despite the danger, the grandson ran back into the home to find the cat. He suffered smoke inhalation and was treated by paramedics.

Another grandson told 10News his grandparents are devastated because they had lived at the home. He started a GoFundMe account to help them recover.

The fire was knocked down in 15 minutes. Heartland Fire crews are investigating the cause.

A Heartland Fire Battalion Chief who was responding to the fire collided with a car while exiting Interstate 8 at Mollison, El Cajon police said.

No one was hurt, but both vehicles had to be towed.