Two Story Home on Fire in Mountain View

San Diego firefighters have knocked down the flames from a fire that started this morning and are now investigating the cause.

Thick, black smoke plumed over a two story home earlier in Mountain View.

The call came in around 10:50 a.m. to the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD) about a fire that had erupted on 521 S 36th Street.

Once the smoke cleared, firefighters climbed the roof of the home working to extinguish the rest of the fire.

SDFD says that no one was seriously hurt, but a German Shepard did die in the fire.

The resident and owner of the German Shepard, Malachi Hightower, says he could not run back inside to save his dog.

According to Hightower up to seven people live in the home.

Hightower says that although his German Shepard named Bentley didn’t survive the fire, he’s relieved to have made it out of the home.

“I’m just glad I woke up,” Hightower told NBC 7.

Another dog was given oxygen by SDFD and was later able to walk away with its owner.

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Published at Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:01:32 +0000