Fire crews put out fire in high-rise building downtown

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A small but smoke-intensive fire Tuesday forced the full evacuation of a high-rise that houses the main downtown San Diego fire station.

The blaze erupted shortly after 10 a.m. in a seventh-floor utility room in the 25-story structure in the 1000 block of Second Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Crews cleared everyone out of the building while extinguishing the flames, which took only a few minutes, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

Though the blaze turned out to be minor, it was designated a third-alarm fire, which is standard procedure involving such a large structure, he said.

No injuries were reported.

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