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Fire destroys China Max restaurant on Convoy Street, spreads to several businesses

Posted at 6:27 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:22:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A fire ripped through a restaurant in a Kearny Mesa strip mall late Monday evening, but no injuries were reported.

Just before 9:30 p.m., firefighters were called to 4698 Convoy St., near Engineer Road, in response to a fire at the China Max restaurant, located in the Plaza Del Sol strip mall.

The blaze spread to several businesses next to the two-story restaurant as crews arrived at the scene.

At one point, firefighters were forced to stay away from the building due to what was described as a "smoke explosion."

By 11 p.m., the flames were knocked down, but heavy smoke continued to billow from the structure.

No injuries were immediately reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.