By Dave Schwab
Police and a dozen firefighters responded to a blaze that was quickly extinguished in a one-bedroom, cottage-style, single-family residence at 307 Nautilus St. in La Jolla Monday at 3:06 p.m., reported Lee Swanson, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman.
“The fire was in the kitchen and it was of an unknown cause,” said Fire Department Capt. Bob Bilz at the scene. “We’re going to get our investigation team in.”
Bilz said there was some significant damage caused, though the fire was restricted to the kitchen.
“I’d say there’s maybe $10,000 damage at least,” he said. “There was a small amount of fire in the kitchen when the first firefighter got inside. There was a little bit of water damage.”
Bilz said four fire engines and two fire trucks responded initially to the blaze.
No one was present in the residence at the time of the fire.