East County auto shop goes up in flames

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 17:26:43-04

EL CAJON (CNS) - An El Cajon-area auto repair shop went up in flames Saturday morning, causing about $150,000 damage, according to fire officials.

Cal Fire and Heartland Fire firefighters responded at about 6:30 a.m. to the 1500 block of North Magnolia Avenue in unincorporated El Cajon near Gillespie Field, where they found the shop and a vehicle in the garage fully involved in flames, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

Firefighters first concentrated their efforts on keeping the fire from damaging nearby buildings, before turning their hoses on the flames, Sanchez said. It took about 30 minutes to put the fire out.

No one was injured and the cause was still under investigation Saturday afternoon.