La Mesa……At 8:20 p.m. Friday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from La Mesa and El Cajon, with assistance from Cal Fire, were dispatched to a reported multi-family residential structure fire in the 8700 block of Fletcher Parkway, the Alterra Apartments. Initial reports were of a vehicle on fire in the parking garage on the first floor. Fire crews arrived within 4 minutes to report a vehicle on fire in the parking garage with sprinkler system activation.
Fire crews were able to control the fire in 10 minutes and turn off the sprinkler system to control the flow of water. There was no extension of the fire to the building and no residents were evacuated. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
The sprinkler system and the quick response from firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to other vehicles and the building.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 3/26/2016 Public Information Officer
Time: 9:45 a.m. (619) 667-1301 – office
(619) 490-9897 – cell