Fire forces residents to evacuate from El Cortez high-rise in downtown San Diego
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SAN DIEGO - Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at the El Cortez condominiums in downtown San Diego early Saturday.
The incident was reported in the 700 block of Ash Street at about 7:15 a.m. Investigators say the unintentional fire began inside a kitchen in one of the condos.
Firefighters had to evacuate some of the residents from the fifth floor.
Some condos sustained water damage, which is estimated to be about $11,000. No one was injured.
The historic El Cortez, built in 1927, is a landmark in downtown San Diego.
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