El Cajon……At 9:42 p.m. Tuesday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from El Cajon, with assistance from Santee Fire and Cal Fire, were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire in the 1000 block of East Main Street. Initial reports were of a business, the JS Dollar Store, with smoke coming from the store. Fire crews arrived within 5 minutes to report a single story commercial building with light smoke coming from the eaves. Firefighters forced entry through the front door to gain access to the building.
Firefighters also encountered that the building was heavily charged with smoke, which made it difficult to locate the source of the fire. Once located, the fire was quickly attacked and firefighters were able to contain it within 15 minutes. There was some minor smoke damage to an adjacent building. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
The fire is currently under investigation. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $175,000.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 3/23/2016 Public Information Officer
Time: 12:00 p.m. (619) 667-1301 – office
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