Sheriff’s bomb/arson unit investigating after fireplace damages residence close to Flinn Springs


The San Diego County sheriff’s bomb/arson crew is investigating the reason for a Saturday night time fireplace that broken a home in an unincorporated space east of El Cajon, deputies stated.

Lt. Scott Curler stated deputies have been notified of the hearth on Ruis Highway close to Flinn Springs shortly earlier than 11 p.m., and that the bomb/arson unit was requested simply over a half hour later.

Firefighters with the Lakeside Fireplace Safety District responded and after studying {that a} man was nonetheless inside the house, “went into rescue mode,” in line with Fireplace Chief Don Butz. The person was capable of get out of the home and was taken to a hospital, Butz stated.

He stated the hearth was already “properly concerned” when firefighters arrived, however he didn’t have details about the extent of the harm finished.

Curler stated nobody was injured within the fireplace and that the person was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

“They don’t know what began it,” Curler stated when requested concerning the investigation.

Whereas deputies have been there, they observed a marijuana develop, Curler stated. He emphasised that the develop gave the impression to be unrelated to the hearth.

Deputies additionally arrested one individual on the home sought on a warrant, he stated.

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