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Fire Damages Apartments in Lakeside

A fire sparked inside a lower-level unit of the Lakeshore Apartments on Lakeshore Drive just after 3 a.m.The complex is located just south of State Route 67 just west of Los Coches Road. Naval Medical Center Investigating Sterilization Discrepancy Lakeside, Santee and Heartland Fire crews responded to the complex where dozens of residents were forced out of their homesOne resident told NBC 7 someone knocked on her window and warned her to get her family out of the unit.  Pursuit Rattles Residents of Quiet Escondido Neighborhood “We’re very thankful someone came and got us,” Nora Shoffit said. Mario Ortiz, 17, and his mother were told to get out so quickly, all he could grab was his blanket. Even though his home is not too close to the fire he was still worried about his neighbors. Vandals Damage, Deface San Carlos Rec Center “I was scared. I was like nervous. I was shaking,” he said.Four people were treated on scene for smoke inhalation.Fire officials have not released what may have started the fire.No other information was available.Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.Photo Credit: Melissa Adan, NBC 7
Source: NBC San Diego

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