Updated at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
A two-alarm blaze erupted in a Miramar-area Indian restaurant Wednesday, causing extensive damage and leaving a firefighter and an employee of the eatery with apparently minor injuries.
Flames began spreading through Bombay Grill in the 7000 block of Miramar Road shortly before 10 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
A cook preparing for the eatery’s 11 a.m. opening suffered a superficial burn to one of his ears while trying in vain to prevent the blaze from growing, SDFRD spokesman Joe Amador said.
A fire captain also was hurt when he fell through the charred roof of the building while helping break holes in it to release heat. His injuries were believed to be mild as well, but medics transported him to a hospital for a thorough evaluation along with the restaurant worker.
It took crews about a half-hour to get the fire under control, Amador said.
The cause was under investigation.
—City News Service
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