Crews Extinguish Warehouse Fire In Midway District
It took firefighters more than 90 minutes to knock down a two-alarm fire that destroyed a large warehouse in the Midway District Wednesday and sent up smoke visible for miles caused $1.2 million in damage, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The fire broke out for unknown reasons in a 10,000-square foot concrete building on Hancock Street near Sherman Street around 7:30 a.m., according to Capt. Joseph Amador.
Narrow streets and overhead power lines hindered 70 firefighters' efforts to extinguish the blaze, but it was knocked down at about 9:15 a.m., he said.
Hancock Street was closed between Sherman and Kurtz streets. San Diego police asked motorists to avoid the area.
No one was hurt, but there was $700,000 damage to the structure and $500,000 to its contents, Amador said. It contained cars, packaging material and what appeared to be a boat repair shop.
According to Amador, fire investigators remained on scene at mid-afternoon trying to determine the cause.