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    Fire Torches Building on University Avenue

    A two-alarm fire burned an apparently vacant building in El Cerrito, sending thick black smoke billowing overhead. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports on Nov. 26, 2014. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014)

    Black smoke from a building fire filled the air south of San Diego State University Wednesday.

    The fire shot from the roof of a building at University Avenue and 58th Street just before 3 p.m. An hour later, firefighters had knocked down the fire.

    Firefighters arrived and immediately crawled into what appeared to be an abandoned building through a side window. They performed a sweep of the two-story building, but found no one inside.

    An assisted care facility, high school and an apartment complex are located nearby.

    San Diego Police arrived and shut down traffic along this section of University Avenue between 54th and 58th streets.