One person was hospitalized following a two-story home fire in Spring Valley on July 29 due to smoke inhalation. 

The fire started around 11:30 PM on Saturday on Javelin Way off Jaeger Road and was put out within 30 minutes. The first to arrive at the home were sheriff deputies, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Due to the size of the fire as well as its structure, the call was elevated to a second alarm fire.

firefighters arrive to scene of house fire and attempt to put out large flames

San Miguel Fire Battalion Chief Nick Nava said the fire resulted in significant damage throughout the house and three people were displaced. 

In addition to San Miguel Fire, other firefighters assisted from Heartland Fire, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District and the Chula Vista Fire Department.

The sheriff’s bomb-arson investigators will try to determine the cause of the fire, according to officials.

“The size and severity of the two-story home’s fire is extremely concerning as it brings to question whether fire alarms had been in use or other sources of fire detection, as it was able to get quickly out of hand,” said Gerald Singleton leading fire attorney at Singleton Schreiber. “Due to the heroic efforts of multiple fire departments the fire was able to be put out thankfully and the individuals in the home were removed and treated.”

If you or someone you love has been injured in a home fire in Spring Valley, or anywhere in San Diego, contact the house fire attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (619) 771-3473 or by emailing

Rise in Spring Valley House Fires

Spring Valley, like many other suburban neighborhoods, offers a picturesque and peaceful setting for its residents. However, recent times have witnessed a concerning surge in house fires, leaving homeowners and authorities alarmed. House fires not only result in devastating property damage but also pose a significant risk to life and safety.

One of the leading causes of house fires in Spring Valley, as in many other places, is electrical faults and overloads. As technology continues to advance, homes are becoming increasingly reliant on electrical appliances and devices. Aging wiring systems, inadequate electrical circuits, and improper maintenance are some of the factors contributing to electrical fires. Homeowners should ensure regular inspections of their electrical systems and refrain from overloading outlets and extension cords.

As the temperatures drop, the use of heating equipment like space heaters and fireplaces increases. However, improper installation, lack of maintenance, or using these devices near flammable materials can spark dangerous fires. Homeowners should always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and never leave heating equipment unattended.

Though less common, arson and vandalism do occur in residential areas. Stray individuals or disgruntled individuals may intentionally set fire to properties, endangering both lives and livelihoods. Engaging with local law enforcement and implementing security measures can deter such incidents.

To curb the rise in house fires, the collective effort of homeowners, communities, and local authorities is essential. Here are some preventive measures that can make a difference:

  • Smoke Alarms and Fire Extinguishers: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them regularly. Keep fire extinguishers in easily accessible locations and learn how to use them effectively.
  • Electrical System Inspections: Hire a qualified electrician to inspect your home’s electrical system regularly and address any issues promptly.
  • Cooking Safety: Never leave cooking unattended and keep flammable items away from the stove or hot surfaces.
  • Heating Equipment Safety: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using heating equipment and maintain proper clearance from combustible materials.
  • Smoking Regulations: Encourage outdoor smoking and provide designated smoking areas away from the house.
  • Community Awareness: Educate your community about fire safety through workshops, seminars, or public campaigns.

The rise in house fires in Spring Valley demands immediate attention and action from residents and authorities alike. By understanding the common causes of house fires and implementing preventive measures, we can collectively work towards ensuring the safety and security of our homes and loved ones. Combating this issue requires a community effort, where everyone plays a responsible role in reducing the risk of house fires and creating a safer living environment for all.

“My thoughts are with the individuals displaced from the home that caught fire as well as the victim that was hospitalized,” added Mr. Singleton. “Those involved in the fire should seek out the knowledge of an experienced fire attorney that can assist in determining liability and fault in a complicated matter such as this incident.”

If you or someone you love has been injured in a home fire in Spring Valley, or anywhere in San Diego, contact the house fire attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (619) 771-3473 or by emailing