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Father, son hospitalized after fire engulfs mobile home in Oceanside

Posted at 8:04 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 11:04:12-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – A father and his young son were hospitalized after a fire erupted at their mobile home in Oceanside.

The fire was reported Tuesday at around 10:30 p.m. at a mobile home park on 251 Blue Springs Lane, according to Oceanside Fire officials.

Witnesses told ABC 10News that the blaze started in the back of a mobile home, trapping a man and his son inside.

As flames engulfed the home, some neighbors tried to put out the fire by spraying water from garden hoses.

However, one neighbor heard banging coming from a window and a call for help. That neighbor got to the window, smashed it, and was then handed the boy by his father. Moments later, the neighbor helped the father crawl through the broken window.

Responding firefighters were able to knock the fire down within 20 minutes. No other homes appeared to have been damaged by the blaze.

ABC 10News learned the child was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital after suffering smoke inhalation.

The boy’s father was transported by helicopter to UC San Diego’s Burn Center with burn injuries and cuts from the broken window.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.