Fire breaks out in downtown San Diego home: SDFD

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A fire erupted at a downtown San Diego residence Tuesday morning after an apparent fight between two squatters on the property, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

According to SDFD, the fire broke out around 7:42 a.m. in the 250 block of 17th Street, nearby a high-rise in between the Interstate 5 and Petco Park Tailgate Parking Lot. The first crews arrived minutes later at 7:46 a.m. Nobody was inside the home when they arrived.

A total of 46 personnel were dispatched to the scene, including five engines and two trucks. The San Diego Police Department’s Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) was also called.

As of 11 a.m., crews were released from the scene. An estimated time of control has not been provided and no injuries have been reported.

Road closures were put in place along K Street through downtown from 16th to 17th Streets while crews worked to put out the flames, according to SDFD.

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in downtown San Diego on Feb. 13, 2024. (FOX 5)
Firefighters at the scene of a fire in downtown San Diego on Feb. 13, 2024. (FOX 5)

SDFD crews on scene told FOX 5 that the cause of the fire is believed to have been from a fight between squatters, who the homeowners allow to dwell on one of the residence’s floors.

No additional information was immediately available.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.