Surfboard shop damaged in fire in Morena-area

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A two-alarm blaze near a surfboard shop in the Morena area Friday morning and sent a firefighter to the hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, authorities said.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 2:20 a.m. from a person who reported seeing smoke near the 5100 block of Pacific Highway, San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatch supervisor Brent Peterson said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and found smoke and flames near a surfboard repair shop, Peterson said.

The owner of Lord of the Dings Surfboard Repair, Mauricio DeSuza, said that his building did not sustain any fire damage and it was a building next to his that was burned.

Crews doused the blaze and had the flames knocked down within 40 minutes, the dispatch supervisor said.

A firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said. An update on the firefighter’s condition was not immediately available.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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