Shopping cart fire causes $100K in damage to family care facility

SAN DIEGO -- A blaze broke out Tuesday morning and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a medical facility in Linda Vista, authorities said.

The non-injury blaze was reported around 5 a.m. at the Linda Vista Health Care Center, 6973 Linda Vista Rd., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Firefighters arrived, saw black smoke coming from the outside of the single-story building and spotted a homeless encampment fire nearby, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.

Crews doused the flames within 15 minutes, but the fire damaged the inside of the building along with the roof, Munoz said.

The blaze caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the structure and $25,000 in damage to its contents, Munoz said.

Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were looking into the cause of the fire

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