SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A blaze damaged a surfboard shop in the Morena area early Friday morning and sent a firefighter to the hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion.
Dispatchers received a call shortly before 2:20 a.m. from a person who reported seeing smoke near the 4900 block of Pacific Highway, San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatch supervisor Brent Peterson said.
Firefighters responded to the scene and found smoke and flames coming from a surfboard shop nearby, Peterson said.
Crews doused the blaze and had the flames knocked down within 40 minutes, the dispatch supervisor said.
A firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a nearby hospital, media outlets reported. An update on his condition was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.