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Historic Admiral’s Row home at Liberty Station burns in fire called suspicious

A fire broke out at a historic Liberty Station Admirals Row home early Jan. 24.
(OnScene.TV)

A historic Liberty Station home burned Jan. 24 in a blaze that San Diego fire authorities called suspicious.

Liberty Station, located at the former Naval Training Center, includes Admirals Row, abandoned historic homes on the Liberty Station side of Rosecrans Street where Navy admirals and their families would live when stationed in San Diego.

The Navy closed NTC and ceased all active military uses of the base in 1997.

Crews responded to the fire just after 4 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the boarded-up home’s detached garage.

Robert Allen, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department battalion chief, said the fire is under investigation.

“Due to being vacant, boarded up and the fire starting inside, it’s suspicious,” he told OnScene.TV.

A mattress was among the fire-damaged items removed from the garage.


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