Independent living facility evacuated during fire in National City

Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:36:13-04

NATIONAL CITY (KGTV/CNS) - A fire forced more than a dozen residents of an independent living facility in the South Bay to evacuate their home Tuesday.

The fire broke out before 9 a.m. on Haring Ave., National City firefighters said. The evacuees lived in the main home and two attached granny flats.

A resident who became ill during the emergency was taken to the hospital. One of the firefighters suffered heat stress and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The American Red Cross was called in to help arrange interim housing for the displaced residents, including three children who live in one of the studios.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.