Escondido Fire Today – On Sunday, July 9th, 2023, there is a huge fire in Escondido, California, and many firefighters and emergency crews are responding to the situation. The Escondido Fire Department says that crews were sent to an outside fire located at 1050 Metcalf Street, ES, Escondido, California. B131, E131, E137, and RA133 are reportedly en route. Pictures and videos shared on social media show a thick black smoke in the atmosphere. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
People and businesses close to the fire are told to close all their windows because the smoke from the fire is bad for their health. Motorists are advised to be cautious as fire management will be responding to the situation.
RELATED ARTICLE: 1 killed, another critically injured after fire breaks out in Escondido home
On June 15, 2023, a fire that started in an Escondido home resulted in one death and one significant injury. On the 2400 block of Alexander Drive, the fire was reported just before 2:30 in the morning. As soon as they arrived, the crews sought additional assistance and upgraded the fire to a second alarm. Firefighters found an elderly guy outside the house when they arrived, according to Jeff Murdock, the Escondido Fire Department’s public relations officer.
He informed the rescuers that his wife was still inside the burning house, and they were able to rescue her. Firefighters were able to escort a third occupant, a guy in his fifties who was said to be asleep when they arrived, outside to safety. The elderly man and his wife were both sent to adjacent hospitals in a hurry. According to Lt. Matthew Carpenter of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO), the man who was hospitalized is characterized as being in critical condition with burns and smoke inhalation.
The woman ultimately passed away from her injuries. But it’s anticipated that he will live. The identity of the woman who perished in the fire was kept by officials. The old couple, according to sources, had been wed for many years. The man’s position as pastor of a local church was also mentioned. It has not yet been determined what started the fire.
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