Blaze damages abandoned Mercedes-Benz dealership building in El Cajon

EL CAJON (KUSI) – A blaze Friday damaged a vacant commercial building that formerly housed a Mercedes-Benz dealership in El Cajon.

The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. at the two- story building in the 800 block of El Cajon Boulevard, Heartland Fire & Rescue spokesman Sonny Saghera said.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the second floor, Saghera said. The flames were extinguished within 20 minutes, he said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.