High-rise housing homeless catches fire in Downtown

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A fire broke out today, Dec. 22, in a high-rise building downtown that houses homeless people.

The blaze was first reported at 12:10 p.m. on the 10th floor of the building at 1401 Imperial Ave., near the East Village neighborhood. It was unclear what caused the fire.

According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s Twitter feed, there were no injuries.

Crews knocked down the fire at 12:36 p.m.

According to the SDFD incident page, 155 personnel were dispatched to the high-rise, which includes as a tenant the city of San Diego Homeless Response Center.

The local Red Cross was also called out, but it was unclear if any people were displaced.


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