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One person dead, 10 people displaced after apartment fire in Imperial Beach

1 person dead, 10 displaced after apartment fire in Imperial Beach
Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 16:57:55-05

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) – Firefighters are investigating an Imperial Beach apartment fire that left one person dead Sunday.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 a.m. at an apartment in the 500 block of 7th Street, according to Imperial Beach Fire Department. Initially, they were told that there were people trapped inside the building.

San Diego County Sheriff's Office said when firefighters arrived they found one of
the units on the second floor on fire. Firefighters pulled out an 80-year-old man from the unit and provided CPR. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner's office will release the man's name, cause and manner of death after the family is notified.

At least 10 people, eight adults and two children, where been displaced.

The sheriff's department said the investigation is ongoing and the sheriff's bomb/arson unit detectives do not believe it was a criminal act.