One person was injured in a house fire Sunday in the South Bay as neighbors leaped into action to try and save the home.
The fire started around 8 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Vaquero Court near Rancho Del Rey Park, Chula Vista Fire Department said.
The flames went up in a matter of minutes, Veronica Ramirez, who lives next door, said.
“In five minutes. Only five minutes,” she said. “Everything was very bad.”
Ramirez and her husband were inside their home when the fire started. She couldn’t believe how fast the fire spread and how much damaged it caused.
“It was the first time I saw this and I hope this is the last time,” Ramirez said.
Her husband called 911, grabbed the garden hose to try and douse the flames while Ramirez called her neighbors.
“I called and says you know neighbor your house is burning so you have to come,” she said. “Yes, you have to come quickly, your house is burned. Don’t worry, I already called to the 911 and you have to come as soon as possible.”
Luckily, no one was home at the time, however, a woman who lives in the house was injured possibly in trying to put out the fire, firefighters said.
The fire started in the master bedroom of the home. Fire officials believe the house is a total loss because of the smoke and water damage.
Six people were displaced in the conflagration — three adults and three children.
The San Diego Red Cross was helping them find lodging for the night.
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Source: NBC San Diego