Fire breaks out at City Heights taco shop

SAN DIEGO - A fire possibly caused by spontaneous combustion spread through a City Heights taco shop Wednesday, causing an estimated $150,000 worth of damage.

The non-injury blaze in the 4900 block of El Cajon Boulevard erupted shortly after 7 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It took crews about 45 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Investigators suspect that the fire likely broke out when greasy rags began burning due to a chemical reaction, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The monetary losses were set at $75,000 each to the structure and contents.

The fire caused some delays in bus service in the busy area, according to Metropolitan Transit System officials.

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