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Fallbrook residential fire displaces two, one firefighter transported from scene

A residential structure fire on the 1700 block of Bellington Lane in Fallbrook Wednesday, Aug. 26, caused two people to evacuate and become displaced and caused one firefighter to receive treatment after fighting the blaze.

The multi-agency effort, which began at 6:30 p.m., was contained roughly an hour later.

“The first units on the scene arrived to find about 50% of the structure well involved in fire,” Kevin Mahr, division chief of operations and emergency medical services, said. “And so they took a defensive strategy, meaning we attacked it from the outside. No crews made an interior attack and it took several hours to bring the fire under control, but ultimately we did.

“We had one firefighter transported from the scene with heat-related symptoms, but he is doing fine,” he said.

Mahr said that the inhabitants of the structure self-evacuated and suffered no injuries and that the investigation into what started the fire was ongoing.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at [email protected].


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