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Fireplace Fire Burns 3-Story Wooden Condo in Pacific Beach

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Flames that spread from a fireplace damaged a Pacific Beach condominium shortly after daybreak Monday, causing an estimated $140,000 in losses, authorities said.

The non-injury blaze erupted on the top floor of a three-story residential complex in the 1700 block of Missouri Street about 6:50 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Video from SkyRanger 7 showed firefighters on the upper floor of the wooden-paneled condo as smoke poured from a chimney across Pacific Beach.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to extinguish the flames, the city agency reported.

Though the fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage to the building and destroyed contents valued at a total of $40,000, the involved dwelling unit remained habitable, according to SDFRD public affairs.

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