Nearly 100 Fire Officials Respond to Three Alarm Fire in City Heights (CA)

Nearly 100 fire officials reponded to a three-alarm fire at a high rise in City Heights that started on a balcony and spread, leaving more than $770,000 in damages, reports NBC San Diego (

The fire started around 2:47 p.m. Monday on the 4100 block of 42nd Street in City Heights on a 7th floor balcony and spread to the unit. 

The fire was put out in about 20 minutes and 24 trucks, 75 firefighters and 25 support staff responded. 

90 residents were evacuated for a few hours. 

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and Police reported seeing smoke and fire when they arrived on scene. They put out the fire within the hour. 

A spokesperson said the cause of the fire was likely electrical. 


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