MIRA MESA — A man is being treated for burn injuries after a house caught fire in the 10400 block of Greenford Drive Wednesday evening.

Burn Victim Rescued From House Fire in Mira MesaFirefighters responded shortly after 5:15 p.m., when the single-story home just north of Gold Coast Drive began to burn, and extinguished the fire by 6 p.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue officials said. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The firefighters rescued a man in his 60s from inside the home. Paramedics took the man, who has not yet been identified, to a local hospital for burns of as-yet undisclosed severity.

“First and foremost, we are glad that the first responders on the scene were able to contain the fire quickly while also getting this man out safely to receive medical treatment,” said Gerald Singleton, managing partner of Singleton Schreiber.

“If you experience a fire at home, it may be in your best interest to consult an attorney,” Singleton said. “We’re here to help you explore legal options that could lessen the burden of your medical bills or get the appropriate payout from your insurance company for any damage incurred in the fire, so that you can focus on peace of mind for you and your family.”

House Fires Are Back on the Rise in the U.S.

Even with a nearly 50% reduction in annual fires reported since 1980, there is still a home fire every 88 seconds in the United States, according to research by the National Fire Protection Association.

A civilian suffers a non-fatal fire injury every 40 minutes, with house fires accounting for more than half of all fire-related injuries as of 2022.

And despite the long-term reduction since 1980, fire reports and deaths are on the rise in the U.S. after hitting a low point in the early 2010s.

Cooking is still by far the most common cause of residential fires — more than all other causes combined — but cooking-related fires have declined slightly in recent years, while fires related to electrical malfunctions are on the rise.

If you or a loved one is burned in a house fire, contact Singleton Schreiber by email at info@singletonschreiber.com.