Dog dies in Rancho Santa Fe house fire


Four people and a cat who were awakened by a two-alarm fire in their Rancho Santa Fe home the morning of May 31 escaped unharmed, but their dog perished in the smoke-filled residence.

At 6:38 a.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a call for a smoke check. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke coming from the garage of a home in the 16000 block of Mimosa Place and requested a first alarm for a structure fire.

A second alarm was soon added to the call. The fire was confined to the attic, but there was smoke and water damage throughout the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at $800,000.

Eight units from RSFFPD, Encinitas Fire Department, Solana Beach Fire Department, Del Mar Fire Department, and Vista Fire Department, along with a San Diego Medical Services ambulance and three battalion chiefs responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

— City News Service contributed to this report by the RSF Fire Department.