Bogus fire inspectors are making the rounds

ESCONDIDO - The City of Escondido is warning local businesses to watch out for bogus fire inspectors.

The city is getting reports of people who are claiming to be from the fire department and showing up at businesses to do an inspection. They walk around the premises and then give the business a bill on the spot.

City of Escondido officials say actual inspections are conducted by the fire department's uniformed personnel and if there is a fee involved, an invoice will come from the city.

If you think you've been hit by a bogus inspector, call the Escondido Fire Department at (760) 839-5400.

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