Above is video that shows what this duplex looked like as San Diego firefighters arrived on the scene Friday around 1:30 PM. The two-alarm fire was in the 2900 block of Bayside Lane in Mission Beach. The video below is some close-up work by a neighbor in the building next door. Click here to watch a news report about the fire.
A resident of one of the units in the three-story building just south of Belmont Park smelled smoke, opened his front door and was confronted with thick smoke, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said. The man was able to escape unharmed by jumping out a second-floor window.
The intense flames caused a home just behind the duplex to begin smoldering, but crews were able to keep it from catching fire, according to Luque.