EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- Authorities said they believe a fire that torched an El Cajon home early Thursday morning may have been intentionally set.
At around 3 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Oro Street in response to a house fire, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Several of the home’s occupants escaped but responding sheriff’s deputies learned one person was still inside.
Sheriff’s officials said: “After multiple attempts to call the resident out, deputies entered the home and dragged the occupant to safety. The occupant was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.”
10News learned the occupant, a woman, suffered smoke inhalation. Deputies were also able to rescue the woman's dogs.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it spread further.
Sheriff’s officials said a preliminary investigation determined the fire was possible arson and Bomb/Arson detectives are investigating the incident.