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Broken air conditioner causes downtown San Diego building to catch fire

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 20:03:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Firefighters say a broken air conditioner caused a fire on the roof of a downtown San Diego building Monday afternoon. 

According to crews, the fire broke out on the 3500 block of California Street around 3 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, smoke and flames were spotted on the roof. 

Crews said the building is vacant, but there is a homeless camp on the roof. No one was injured during the blaze.