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Fire rips through trailer in Mountain View; woman, 2 dogs escape

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Posted at 5:53 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 09:01:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman and her two dogs escaped from a fire that destroyed a trailer and damaged part of a home in the Mountain View area early Monday morning.

The fire was reported at around 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Pardee Street, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

Sherrie Coffe told 10News the fire started inside her trailer, but she was not sure what caused it.

She said she smelled something similar to burning rubber and got out of the trailer with her two dogs as the flames spread.

Coffee knocked on the door of the house nearby and alerted the family inside as the fire tore through her trailer and moved towards the home.

Responding firefighters were able to knock down the fire within 25 minutes. The blaze destroyed the trailer and caused damage to a garage, but no injuries were reported.

Coffee and the family next door were receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

Coffee told 10News that she had to leave all of her possessions in the trailer, including important medication, as the fire burned. She said she lost "everything I have ... I don't have nothing."

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials said it did not appear to be suspicious.