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Man dies in house fire in rural East San Diego County

Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 16:03:22-05

POTRERO, Calif. (KGTV) - A man died in a house fire in the rural East County community of Potrero early Monday morning.

Cal Fire, San Diego County Fire, the Sheriff's Department Bomb Arson unit and ATF agents were called to the home at Coyote Holler Road and Round Potrero Road about 7:15 a.m.

First responders tried CPR, but couldn't save the man.

Cal Fire officials said they were working to identify the victim, who was found unconscious just outside the home.

The fire did not spread to any other buildings, including a trailer home that was under construction next to the house that burned.

The same area burned in the Harris Fire in 2007.