Crews knock down fire at auto repair shop in Miramar

SAN DIEGO - Firefighters on Saturday extinguished a two-alarm fire that caused about $300,000 in damage at an auto repair shop in Scripps Ranch.

The noninjury fire was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. in a second story attic storage area above an office at Save Auto at 9280 Kearny Mesa Road, according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Lee Swanson said the fire was difficult for crews to access because the only way into the storage area was a ladder in the back of the building. It was knocked down in about half an hour.

The fire, which Swanson attributed to "unspecified electrical failure," caused about $100,000 in damage to the structure and another $200,000 in damage to its content.

Although the fire did not spread to the cars, some sustained smoke damage, he said.

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