8 displaced after fire at residential hotel in downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Eight people were displaced Wednesday evening after a fire at a residential hotel in downtown San Diego.

The incident was reported just after 8:30 p.m. at 1301 Fifth Ave. as a couch that caught fire.

The fire started on the third floor of the building, causing sprinklers and fire alarms to go off immediately. Firefighters say sprinklers helped keep the fire damage to a minimum.

Water damage was reported on the second and third floors of the hotel. A barber shop and a deli at the base of the hotel also had some water damage.

The Red Cross has been called out to help the displaced residents -- all adults -- with a place to stay. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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