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Fire damages North Park building; firefighter suffers minor injury

Posted at 9:13 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 12:13:03-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A firefighter suffered a minor hand injury Thursday morning while working to extinguish a fire that damaged a North Park business, authorities said.

The blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. at a single-story business on El Cajon Boulevard near Illinois Street, just west of Interstate 805, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Crews responded to the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building, the agency reported. No one was inside the building at the time and firefighters knocked down the flames within about 20 minutes.

One firefighter was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of a minor hand injury.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.