Buddhist temple in Colina Del Sol still standing after early morning fire

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Buddhist temple in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood remained standing Wednesday morning following an early fire that damaged several surrounding trees and other materials stored near the building.

The fire was reported around 3 a.m., when someone spotted a tree on fire near the Wat Sovannkiri Buddhist Temple on 52nd Street near University Avenue.

A short time later, a second tree caught on fire as the blaze spread to materials stored in an alley behind the temple.

Although damages were estimated to be around $50,000, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from damaging the interior of the temple. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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