Neighbor rescues dog from fire at National City duplex

One resident was displaced Monday afternoon when flames spread through part of a National City duplex, fire officials said.

The non-injury blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. at the residence on East Fifth Street between M and Palm avenues, police and firefighters said. National City police shut down that stretch of residential street as fire crews battled the flames.

The neighborhood is between Highland Avenue and Interstate 805.

A neighbor rescued a dog from the otherwise unoccupied building prior to the arrival of firefighters, who were able to confine the flames to one of the two adjoining units, National City Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Beveridge said.

The cause of the fire — which took crews about 25 minutes to subdue — was under investigation, Beveridge said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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3:05 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 1:20 p.m.

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