Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Escondido Fire Department responded to the report of a residential structure fire on Sept. 2 at 8:18 a.m. in the 19000 block of Lake Drive in Del Dios.
When they arrived on the scene, firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from a 400-square foot residence. They worked quickly to extinguish the flames, preventing the fire from spreading to nearby structures and vegetation. No injuries were reported but the home was a total loss. The cause is under investigation.