Two people were killed in a house fire in Shelter Valley early Monday morning. Neither had been identified by the time the Sentinel went to press on Tuesday.
According to the sheriff’s department report, four of six people were able to escape the fast-moving structure fire in the 7500 block of Gunslinger Trail.
Arson investigators are determining the cause of the fire, sheriff Sgt. E.J. Dayrit reported. No foul play is suspected in the fire, reported at 2:52 a.m. May 31.
In Ramona, firefighters fought two small fires Memorial Weekend, one Sunday afternoon and one Monday morning.
On Sunday, a 250-cubic centimeter air compressor caught fire on San Vicente Road next to brush, said CalFire Capt. David Hypes with the Ramona Fire Department. The compressor’s wheel apparently popped as it was being towed.
The fire occurred about 4 p.m. east of Serra Way. U.S. Forest Service and CalFire/Ramona firefighters extinguished the fire.
“Our concern was the brush, and we kept it out of the brush,” said Hypes.
At 5:37 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a one-acre fire on Haverford Road at Pamo Road, reported CalFire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Firefighters surrounded the fire, which was caused by a riding lawn mower.
One structure was threatened briefly, said Schuler.
CalFire reminds home-owners to use extreme caution when using motorized yard equipment.