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A two-alarm fire prompted evacuations at an apartment complex in Mission Valley on Sunday, officials said.

The fire was reported about 3 p.m. at CentrePoint Apartments on Friars Road, just west of Fashion Valley Mall and north of Riverwalk Golf Club. It appeared the fire started on a second-floor balcony, a battalion chief said.

Firefighters found smoke billowing from the roof of an apartment and determined the fire had spread to a shared attic, said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief David Pilkerton. Crews called for a second-alarm to summon additional resources.

Crews reported that the fire was under control about 3:40 p.m.

Pilkerton said solar panels on the roof made it difficult for firefighters to reach the attic. He added that blown-in insulation, which tends to smolder, will force firefighters to stay at the scene for several hours to ensure the fire doesn’t spread or reignite.

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The Red Cross was called to assist, but it was unclear how many residents were displaced. Further information, including a damage estimate, was immediately available.

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