Fire erupts at Hillcrest building, prompts evacuations

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 21:52:06-05

SAN DIEGO - A structure fire in Hillcrest prompted the evacuation of residents Thursday.

The fire was reported just before 6:30 p.m. at a building on 4th and University avenues.

The second floor of the building, which are residential apartments, was forced to evacuate due to the firefighting effort.

At about 6:50 p.m., firefighters were able to stop the fire.

There is no immediate word on the cause of the fire or possible injuries.