Crews finally extinguish massive 3-alarm fire in Bay Park; damage estimated at $2M

SAN DIEGO - After six hours, firefighters were finally able to knock down a massive three-alarm fire to a commercial building in Bay Park early Saturday morning.

Fire investigators are working on determining its cause. Right now they tell 10News that the cause is undetermined, and that they haven’t ruled anything out.

10News reported early Saturday morning that the fire caused nearly $2 million in damage.

The fire erupted in the 3000 block of Clairemont Drive near Field Street around 5:45 p.m. on Friday.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department says it began in a vacant part of the building that formerly housed a fitness center, and was being remodeled.

A firefighter told 10News that the building will likely have to be torn down.

No evacuations were needed before it was declared knocked down about 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

One firefighter was injured slightly and taken to a hospital.

A local business owner in the area told 10News that a couple was just a few months away from opening a new upscale gym in the building.

Coming up on 10News at 11 p.m. see how the fire is having a big impact on nearby businesses in the area.

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