The fire broke out at about 2 a.m. at 7780 Flanders Dr. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames. According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the fire started in patio and spread from bottom floor to the second story. Strong winds were a factor in its quick movement.
"It shattered all my window along the side of the house and the other side... the roof and the shingle got burned," next door neighbor Hung Ha said.
Ha said he grabbed a garden hose in an attempt to fight the flames before firefighters arrived. It took them about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. There were five adults and one inside at the time. No one was hurt. However, two dogs died.
The cause is under investigation. Neighbors told 10News that they heard what sounded like an explosion prior to the fire.
The damage is estimated at about $450,000, with $300,000 of that to the structure and $150,000 to the contents.