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Arson suspected in trash can fire that scorched Normal Heights home

Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 11:41:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Authorities are searching for a person suspected of starting a trash can fire that scorched the side of a Normal Heights home early Thursday morning.

At around 2 a.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to the 3300 block of Meade Avenue in response to a trash can on fire next to a house.

Some residents told ABC 10News they heard noises at the trash cans and the saw a fire begin to ignite.

Screams from residents apparently scared off a person believed to have sparked the blaze.

As fire crews arrived, flames from the trash can burned the side of one house. The fire was quickly knocked down before it could engulf the entire home.

ABC 10News learned one person was displaced due to the fire; no injuries were reported.

A description of the person suspected of starting the fire was not immediately available.

Arson investigators are involved in the fire probe.