Fire damages SeaWorld storage unit

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SAN DIEGO – Around 16 firefighting crews worked together to knock down a two-alarm fire Sunday evening in the Midway District where several businesses, including a SeaWorld, stored property, fire officials said.

A fully-engulfed fire was reported behind 3585 Hancock Street in a large warehouse building where five businesses, including a wielding shop and surf fabricating shop, were located, San Diego Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Colin Stowell said.

“SeaWorld does have several buildings back there.  They store their holiday decorations and concession stand items used in the park,” Stowell said. SeaWorld’s large storage building that contains majority of their property was not involving in the fire.  One SeaWorld storage unit with ceramic animals was damaged, he said.

Fire investigators were still determining the cause of the fire which may have started at the wielding shop, auto body shop or a surf fabricating shop.

Witnesses reported smelling a large amount of marijuana burning in the area.

San Diego police were investigating an adjacent building to the fire, but did not disclose information.

The fire was contained within 30 minutes and no one was injured.

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