Eight individuals have been displaced Monday afternoon when a fireplace broke out for unknown reasons at a rural North County house, authorities stated.
The blaze was reported about 1:25 p.m. at a home on Ladera Vista Street in rural southern Fallbrook, North County Hearth Safety District spokesman Capt. John Choi stated.
The flames apparently erupted in a furnished back patio area of the home and spread to the kitchen, Choi stated. Hearth crews made an aggressive assault and had the flames managed just before 2:10 p.m.
The home was reportedly unoccupied when the hearth broke out, and no residents or firefighters have been injured, Choi stated. The cause of the blaze was beneath investigation late Monday afternoon, and investigators did not instantly have an estimate on the cost of the damages.