The 23-story Palisade under construction in 2018. File photo by Chris Jennewein

Fire crews quickly responded Friday to an alarm at a 23-story luxury apartment building at University Town Center.

Firefighters responded shortly after 10 a.m. to the Palisade at 8800 Lombard Place, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said.

A total of 44 personnel including four fire trucks, five fire engines, two battalion chiefs, one medic and one rescue unit were dispatched to the scene, according to SDFD.

A spokesperson for the apartment building said later that a plumbing leak set off a fire alarm in the building.

The high-rise luxury apartment complex has studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses with panoramic views of the ocean and downtown San Diego.

Updated at 2:35 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

–City News Service