Oceanside CA— Last night, February 3, 2020 just before 9:00pm., Oceanside Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1264 Loretta St. The first arriving engine, Oceanside Engine 211, arrived five minutes after dispatch to a small single-family home with a studio apartment unit in the back.
Smoke was visible from the front driveway and crews pulled hose lines to the apartment unit. Upon entry into the studio apartment, firefighters found a woman unconscious on the floor with fire and smoke in the unit. Firefighters pulled the woman from the apartment and immediately began treating the patient for smoke inhalation while another fire crew simultaneously extinguished the fire.
The fire was contained to the contents of the studio apartment and did not burn the structure. There was no extension into the main house in front.
Oceanside firefighter/paramedics treated and transported the victim to a landing zone in town and handed off care to Reach Air Ambulance for transfer to the UC San Diego burn center.
The victim was found and pulled from the fire within 60 seconds of Engine 211’s arrival and the fire was completely extinguished within 12 minutes of the first arriving fire engine.
The fire was determined to be caused by cigarettes.
Currently, there is no information on the condition of the victim and no firefighters were injured in this incident.
Mutual Aid was provided by Carlsbad and Vista Fire Departments