A blaze early Friday morning near UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to a storage building and forced the evacuation of people staying at the Bannister Family House, authorities said.
The noninjury blaze was reported around midnight in the 400 block of Dickinson Street, near the hospital’s West Wing, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Alec Phillipp said.
Crews arrived and found flames coming from a storage building near the hospital, Phillip said.
Authorities evacuated people staying at the Bannister Family House, a home where family members of long-term hospital patients can stay, 10News reported.
Firefighters doused the blaze and had the flames knocked down within 25 minutes, he said.
The cause of the fire, which caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the storage building, was under investigation, Phillip said.
–City News Service
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