San Diego

Car Crashes into Fire Station, Narrowly Missing Firefighters Eating Dinner

A car crashed into a La Jolla fire station Saturday evening, narrowly missing firefighters who were eating dinner just feet away.

The car crashed into the wall of the patio area of Fire Station 9, 7870 Ardath Lane, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Joseph G. Scuri said.

“They were approximately 12 feet away in the kitchen,” he said. “It was a surprise to them.”

Three people were in the car at the time of the crash, around 7:30 p.m. They were all able to get out safely.

The car also knocked out the gas line to the outdoor barbecue. Firefighters quickly shut off the gas and San Diego Gas and Electric was called in to inspect the line.

No one was hurt in the collision. It was unclear what caused the driver to crash into the station.

San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating.

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