Fire Damages La Mesa Liquor Store

A two-alarm fire damaged a liquor store in La Mesa early Wednesday.

Heartland Fire and Rescue crews responded just after 11:15 p.m. Tuesday to the La Mesa Market and Liquor on Lake Murray Boulevard.

Jonathan Boutros was at home when he noticed smoke in the sky.

He arrived and found a lot of fire crews fighting a fire in the liquor store that has been in the neighborhood for years.

“It was pretty crazy. We weren’t expecting it to be this big,” Boutros said.

Boutros captured video of flames shooting through the roof and witnessed the side of the building collapsing.

Crews had a handle on the fire in approximately an hour after it was reported.

Multiple people called 911 to report the fire, Sonny Saghera, Public Information Officer with Heartland Fire and Rescue said.

One San Diego Fire-Rescue firefighter was taken to the Sharp Grossmont Hospital however his injuries do not appear to be fire-related, according to Saghera.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

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