A Westside homeowner is thankful his house didn't catch fire after a two-story home next door caught fire.
The fire broke out around 2:20 pm Sunday afternoon at a home near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Espinosa Street.
According to firefighters, when they arrived they noticed the second floor of a boarded up house was covered in flames.
CCFD Captain Frank Solansky says once firefighters reached the scene, the plan of attack changed because the home is boarded up and safety of the nearby homes was a concern.
For safety measures, firefighters sprayed water on a house owned by Johnny Flores.
Flores says he and his wife were watching a grandchild when they heard the sirens coming. Mrs. Flores decided to leave home in fear of safety for the grand child Flores says.
Flores was worried about his home catching fire. He lived right next to the two story structure and noticed the smoke and flames.
Flores said," I've lived in the home since my father bought this house in 1948."
Once crews arrived at the scene, they were able to put out the flames within minutes.
Police closed off the intersections near the burning home as firefighters called for additional resources.
At this time, fire investigators are determining what caused the fire since no one lives at home.
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