La Mesa……At 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from La Mesa and El Cajon, with assistance from San Diego Fire, were dispatched to reports of a commercial structure fire in the 6000 block of Lake Murray Blvd. Fire crews arrived within 5 minutes to discover a single story liquor store with fire coming through the roof.
A second alarm was quickly called bringing additional fire engines and firefighters. The fire was fought from the exterior due to the heavy fire conditions upon arrival. The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes with fire crews remaining on scene throughout the night. Due to the quick action of firefighters, the fire was contained to the building of origin with minor damage to the adjacent structures.
One firefighter suffered a minor medical injury and was transported to Grossmont Hospital to be evaluated. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage costs are estimated at $500,000 for the structure and $300,000 for contents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 9/21/2016 Public Information Officer
Time: 8:00 a.m. (619) 667-1301 – office
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