Fire damages condo day after tenants move in

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SAN DIEGO – Firefighters put out a fire at condominium complex in downtown San Diego early Monday morning and displaced two women who moved in over the weekend, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman.

The fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. in a unit on the first floor of the condo at 701 Kettner Boulevard. Firefighters had to climb on the roof of the two-story building to access the flames.

The fire caused serious damage to one unit and displaced two women living inside. Firefighters managed to stop it from spreading to other units and extinguished the fire at about 5:15 a.m.  It was unclear how it started. No one was hurt.

SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said the fire caused about $150,000 in damage to the building and another $50,000 in damage to its contents.

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