El Centro fire officials credited a smoke alarm for saving the life of a man who was asleep when a blaze erupted in the mobile home in which he was staying Saturday.
The fire quickly spread, causing the alarm to sound and awakening the man, who escaped the mobile home before it became engulfed.
A family dog, two cats and a parrot were killed in the fire.
The El Centro Fire Department was called to the mobile home park in 1700 block of Euclid Avenue at 5:17 p.m.
By the time firefighters arrived, the mobile home was engulfed. Fire crews signaled for a second alarm, which meant more firefighters were called to the scene. A total of 14 firefighters battled the blaze for 15 minutes before it was extinguished.