One person was rescued from a house fire in North County Wednesday evening, said the Oceanside Fire Department.
Fire units from Oceanside and Carlsbad were dispatched to a structure fire that was reported to be in a small single-story duplex located on the 1500 block of Higgins Street around 5:08 p.m., fire officials confirmed.
According to the Oceanside Fire Department, the first fire engine arrived on scene about three minutes after being dispatched and found heavy black smoke coming from the duplex.
Firefighters immediately pulled fire hose lines to the front of the duplex in order to conduct a
primary search of the residence for any potential victims and to extinguish the fire.
Meanwhile, additional fire engines assisted in that effort by securing the gas and electric lines while also assisting in the search for victims and fire suppression, the fire department explained.