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San Diego Fire-Rescue Tackles Clairemont Structure Fire

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

It was a typical San Diego sunny afternoon as residents saw their attention shifting to a thick black header rising from an east Clairemont neighborhood, within Engine 36’s district.
SDFD units began their responses, with Engine 36 arriving quickly to the 3900 block of Armstrong Street, finding a well involved single family dwelling on fire. The well-maintained home was having its roof replaced. Engine 36’s crew began fire attack, as other units, which included Stations 27, 28, 35 and 50 along with Light and Air 1, quickly jumped into the fight.
Firefighters were able to save much of the attached garage, but the living quarters, which suffered a roof collapse, was gutted. Truck 35’s ladder had to be utilized so firefighters could work from above to finish extinguishing the flames.
Fire investigators determined the roofing repairs were the cause of the fire and set damages to the structure and contents at $400,000.

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BOB GRAHAMCorrespondent

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