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Fire causes severe damage to El Centro home

(El Centro resident escapes uninjured)…The resident was evacuated from a house fire.

The fire was reported in the 700 block of Sandalwood Thursday morning. El Centro Fire was assisted by County crews in knocking the fire down. They were successful in keeping the fire from spreading, but could not prevent the fire from causing major damage to the residence. Officials said the fire appeared to have started in the attic of the home. An investigation will determine the cause. The one person evacuated was the sole occupant of the home at the time of the fire.