Clothes dryer fire threatens home

RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District along with firefighters from the city of Encinitas responded to a call of a structure fire, but found and were able to swiftly extinguish a fire within a clothing dryer, in the 6400 block of Primero Izquierdo, the afternoon of Dec. 8.
Four fire engines, one ladder truck, one medic unit, and one battalion chief responded to the incident. No injuries were reported. The residents, who were home at the time, were able to safely evacuate and were not displaced. Damage was estimated at $2,500.
The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the Fire District now spans approximately 38-square miles and protects over 27,000 citizens. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe and 4S-Ranch.

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