A San Diego Fire-Rescue vehicle. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A firefighter suffered a minor injury Thursday morning while working to extinguish a fire that damaged a North Park business.

The blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. at a single-story business on El Cajon Boulevard near Illinois Street, just west of Interstate 805, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building. No one was inside at the time and firefighters knocked down the flames within about 20 minutes.

One firefighter was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of a minor hand injury, according to the fire department.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

–City News Service

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