An external gas meter caught fire behind the Northgate Gonzalez Market in Otay Mesa West Sunday.
A call came in around 2:17 p.m. regarding the fire in the 2900 block of Coronado Avenue.
Surrounding businesses were evacuated while San Diego Fire crews worked to put out the fire. The fire was put out and the gas was secured by 2:31 p.m.
San Diego Gas and Electric is on scene.