More than a dozen people had to leave their homes in the middle of the night after fire damaged an apartment complex in Ocean Beach.
San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to Del Monte Avenue at 12:30 a.m. for smoke pouring out of a wall.
Firefighters put out the small fire, but the structure was the main concern.
Officials say it appeared the garage was sagging.
Firefighters told 20 people to leave their homes while an engineer was called to make sure the building was OK.
After a couple hours, people were allowed back in.