A house caught fire in a Chula Vista neighborhood Wednesday, causing concern in neighbors who thought an elderly resident of the home may have been trapped inside.
The fire started inside the home at 521 Oaklawn Avenue just before 5 p.m., according to the Chula Vista Fire Department.
CVPD Battalion Chief David Albright said crews searched the home three different times and didn't find anyone inside.
"We checked the house pretty thoroughly and we cannot locate the elderly female," Albright said. The chief said Chula Vista police officers are working to locate the woman to confirm she's not inside and to tell her about her home. Firefighters confirmed around 5 p.m. they had located the woman. Meanwhile, neighbors were relieved but still emotional.