A small but smoky fire Tuesday forced the full evacuation of a downtown high-rise that houses an array of private and public offices, including the administrative headquarters of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
An overheated fan motor sparked the non-injury blaze shortly after 10 a.m. in a seventh-floor utility room in the 25-story structure in the 1000 block of Second Avenue, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
Crews cleared everyone out of the building while making sure the flames were under control, which took only a few minutes.
Firefighters spent about 45 minutes clearing smoke out of the structure before giving the go-ahead for workers to re-enter their offices shortly after 11 a.m., Swanson said.
—City News Service
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