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Church Offices Catch Fire in Serra Mesa

Two-alarm fire at Flood Church required 60 fire fighters

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    A two-alarm fire broke out early Tuesday morning in the offices of a Serra Mesa church.

    Over 60 firefighters responded to the fire at Flood Church on Ruffin Rd. just before 4 a.m. on Tuesday, according to San Diego Fire Department officials.

    Church Offices Up in Flames

    [DGO] Church Offices Up in Flames
    A church administrative building in Serra Mesa caught fire early Tuesday morning. Over 60 firefighters responded to help extinguish the flames, said Mourice Luque of the San Diego Fire Department. (Published Tuesday, April 3, 2012)

    When crews arrived, flames and smoke were coming out of the roof of the building. The heat was enough to burn several sky lights on the roof of the offices.

    Crews knocked the flames down within 15 minutes. The ventilation caused by the melted sky lights actually aided in their efforts, said San Diego fire-rescue spokesman Maurice Luque.

    Investigators say the fire was caused was an electrical malfunction, most likely from a coffee maker.

    The fire caused over $1 million in damage to the building.

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