On Saturday, March 14, at 8:36 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Escondido Fire Department responded to the report of a residential structure fire in the 20000 block of Date Lane in the community of Del Dios. Flames were visible from a distance as firefighters approached the scene and upon arrival they found one residential structure involved. Crews quickly went to work to put the fire out.
One resident was home at the time and was able to safely evacuate the home. It was reported earlier that another occupant may have been inside, but a secondary search confirmed there was no one else in the house. The Red Cross is assisting two adults with temporary shelter, food, and clothing.
A second house sustained damage, but the residents, who had safely evacuated, were able to reoccupy their home. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
— RSF Fire Department report