EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) – A fire badly damaged a family’s El Cajon home early Monday morning.
Heartland Fire officials said the fire was reported at around 1:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Brockton Street.
Firefighters told ABC 10News the homeowners are out of town, but a house sitter was watching the home and their cat while they were away.
The person watching the house was able to get out after the fire started in a bathroom. Firefighters were able to rescue the cat as other crews put out the flames.
It is unknown when the family is expected to return home; ABC 10News learned the American Red Cross would be available to help if the family is unable to stay in the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.