SAN DIEGO – Two people were treated for smoke inhalation as they rushed to get their car out of a burning garage at a home in the Bay Terraces neighborhood early Thursday morning.
The fire broke out in the garage of a home on Siena Street, between Vermillion and Ultramarine streets, sometime before 2:49 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Two people who reside in the home dashed into the garage in order to save a car that was parked there. They were able to get the car out, but both suffered smoke inhalation in the process. They were both treated at the scene.
Firefighters climbed the roof of the home and tore through the garage in order to extinguish the fire. It was immediately clear if the fire spread inside the home, but it appeared the garage sustained the brunt of the damage.
The fire could have been electrical in nature, according to firefighters.
10News noted the garage had a bathroom attached to it, as well as a small mattress on the floor with a pillow. It was not immediately confirmed if someone was living inside.