A nightclub located near San Diego International Airport suffered thousands of dollars in damage not from fire but from the water that was activated to put out that fire, officials said.
A refrigerator in the roof area of Spin on Hancock Street caught fire around 3:30 a.m., set off the alarm and the building’s sprinkler system.
The water sprinklers contained the fire from the rest of the three-story building, fire officials said.
San Diego Fire-Rescue crews said they had trouble turning off the sprinklers because of a stripped valve so water was shooting out for several more minutes after crews got there.
Those officials estimated that most of the $20,000 in damage is due to water and not smoke or fire.