San Diego

Firefighters Battle University Heights Structure Fire

A fire at a shared University Heights building left white smoke billowing above the neighborhood as firefighters worked to put out the flames. 

The fire started at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the 4000 block of Park Boulevard, near the border with North Park. The building has several offices and businesses inside, including a barber shop and cell phone repair shop. 

Soon after the fire began, white smoke could be seen coming from the building. Firefighters working to put out the flames thought they had it knocked out when they found an active fire in the attic.

By 11:30 a.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Amador said the fire was knocked down. 

Crews will be on scene for at least another hour to investigate and mop up. Fire officials estimate the damage to be $200,000 from a plumbers torch. 

No further information was immediately available. 

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