3 fire departments knock down auto repair shop blaze

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SAN DIEGO – Firefighters worked to put out a fire near a gas station in National City early Friday morning, the San Diego Fire Department said.

The fire started ignited around 3:15 a.m. on Highland Avenue east of 18th Street in the auto repair section of the gas station. Firefighters were able to quickly respond to the fire as the nearest fire station was about two minutes away.

National City Fire joined the San Diego Fire Department and Chula Vista Fire Department to battle the blaze, which was knocked down just a few minutes later.

Firefighters managed to prevent the flames from threatening the station’s gas pumps, utilizing kitty litter to prevent flammable chemicals from running out of the auto shop.

Three cars inside the auto repair shop were severely damaged by the fire. No injuries were reported.

Investigators remained at the scene Friday morning looking into what caused the fire.


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