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Two-alarm fire causes $200K in damage to Del Mar home

Two-alarm fire causes $200K in damage to Del Mar home

A two-alarm fire early Monday morning, Feb. 11, at a Del Mar home that a fire official said may have started in a fireplace caused about $200,000 in damage and displaced two residents.

Emergency crews arrived at the two-story home on 27th Street near Camino Del Mar shortly before 5 a.m. after residents were awakened by a smoke alarm and found smoke around a first-floor fireplace and inside the house, said Del Mar Battalion Chief Robert Ford.

Ford said the homeowners tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before crews from San Diego, Del Mar and Solana Beach arrived.

Deputies helped to get the residents — a man in a wheelchair on the first floor, and a woman...

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