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Fire engulfs Morena-area commercial building

Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 23:33:19-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Flames tore through a large commercial building in the Morena area Friday, causing extensive damage and sending a thick plume of smoke into the air near Mission Bay.

The blaze in the 1200 block of Morena Boulevard erupted about 5:40 p.m., the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported.

Police closed down the north-south street to through traffic while firefighters worked to subdue the intense flames.

Crews were still working to get the blaze under control as of 6:30 p.m. and trying to get inside the two-story structure to check on a report there might be someone inside, according to SDFRD public affairs.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.