On April 30th 2017 at approximately 6:10 PM, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of smoke coming from a home located at 755 E Mission Ave. A structure fire response was dispatched to the location.
The first arriving engine reported a manufactured home with heavy smoke and fire coming from a bedroom of the home. Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in approximately 10 minutes. The residents were not at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. In all, four fire engines, two trucks, one rescue ambulance and one Battalion Chief responded to the fire.
Six residents were displaced as the fire and smoke damage made the home uninhabitable. The Red Cross was requested to provide accommodations and support to the displaced persons. In addition, the Escondido Fire Department provided financial assistance to the residents through the California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.