A two-alarm duplex fire in Oceanside Saturday evening displaced three
residents and caused an estimated $350,000 in damage, the fire
The fire damaged two other residences on the
3200 block of Coral Drive near MiraCosta College. Some 35 firefighters from Oceanside, Vista,
and Carlsbad battled the blaze for 50 minutes.
The Oceanside Fire
Department said thick black smoke and extreme heat forced firemen to
fight the fire from outside the structure. As the fire reached the attic
and two adjoining garages, firefighters cut holes in the roof which
helped limit the damage to the second residence.
Oceanside Police Department evacuated adjacent homes while firemen fought the blaze.