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SDFD crews put out apartment building fire

Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 09:13:57-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Fire-Rescue Department crews Monday extinguished a non-injury blaze that started in a two-story apartment complex near Balboa Park in the Marston Hills neighborhood.

The fire was first reported at 11:36 a.m. at 3677 Park Blvd. According to SDFD, crews saw smoke billowing from the exterior of the building's center hallway and then put the fire out just after noon.

Crews then checked the entire complex to ensure the fire had not spread elsewhere.

ABC 10News spoke to the woman who lives in the apartment. Rebecca Berry says she was at the movie theater with her son, Calvin, when she got a call about the fire.

San Diego firefighters were able to rescue two cats inside the apartment, both cats were rushed to the emergency vet with burns and suffering smoke inhalation.

Berry says she is grateful she and her son were not home and are unharmed. She will be spending the holidays with her parents while she figures out her living situation. She's hoping her cats make it for the sake of her son.

Berry's father has started a Go Fund Me page to help with the cat's veterinary bills and to help his daughter get back on their feet. If you'd like to help, click here.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Property damage figures were not immediately available.