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Fire damages Morena-area surfboard shop

Posted at 8:41 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 12:29:35-04

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.