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Family escapes house fire in San Diego's Bay Ho neighborhood, cat dies

Posted at 7:53 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 11:36:43-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A family escaped from a fire that erupted in the garage of their Bay Ho home late Sunday night, but the family’s pet cat did not survive.

At around 11:15 p.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to a home in the 4800 block of Hidalgo Avenue in response to a fire at a two-story home.

Firefighters knocked down the flames and kept the fire contained to the garage, but there was smoke damage throughout the home, SDFD spokesperson Monica Munoz said. A time of knockdown was not available.

The family of five made it out of the home safely, but ABC 10News learned the family’s cat was overcome by smoke and later passed away.

The American Red Cross was called to help the displaced residents arrange for temporary lodging.

The blaze caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the structure and an estimated $100,000 in damage to its contents, Munoz said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report