No injuries reported in Midway fire that sent smoke miles into sky

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A two-alarm fire that destroyed a large warehouse in the Midway District Wednesday and sent up smoke visible for miles caused $1.2 million in damage, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

It took firefighters more than 90 minutes to knock down the flames in a 10,000-square foot concrete building on Hancock Street near Sherman Street, SDFRD Capt. Joseph Amador said.

The blaze broke out about 7:30 a.m. in a structure believed to contain five businesses, and contained cars, packaging material and what appeared to be a boat repair shop, Amador said.

He said narrow streets and overhead power lines hindered the effort 70 firefighters’ efforts to extinguish the blaze, but it was knocked down at about 9:15 a.m.

No one was hurt, but there was $700,000 damage to the structure and $500,000 to contents, he said.

According to Amador, fire investigators remained on scene at mid-afternoon trying to determine the cause.

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