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Fire erupts at El Cajon motel, one person injured

Posted at 5:26 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 11:24:24-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A man was taken to the hospital Monday morning after a fire broke out at an El Cajon motel.

The fire was reported at 5 a.m. at the Relax Inn & Suites on 1220 W. Main St., according to fire officials.

Fire officials said crews from Heartland Fire & Rescue, Santee Fire and San Miguel Fire responded to the blaze.

Upon arrival, crews saw smoke and fire coming from a motel room on the downstairs level.

Firefighters saw a man “hanging from a bathroom window in the affected room,” and crews entered the room to help get him to safety.

The man was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center with smoke inhalation-related injuries.

Crews were able to knock down the fire within 8 minutes.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson unit is investigating the cause of the fire.

Numerous guests and staff were evacuated due to the fire, but no other injuries were reported.