SAN DIEGO — A storage facility at Campland on the Bay erupted in flames Monday afternoon, sending a large plume of black smoke over Mission Bay.
The blaze was reported just before 2 p.m. at the RV resort in the 2200 block of Pacific Beach Drive, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation, the fire department said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
First responders say the fire was extinguished about an hour later.
Two waterfront businesses were destroyed in the fire, including a marina store that offered bike rentals and another company with watercraft rentals. FOX 5 confirmed the marina store did not sell electric bikes, which often are questioned when it comes to fires of this size.
A couple vehicles were also seen burned in the fire.
Visitor Allen Besebi witnessed the fire, saying the flames went up “really quick.”
“I think within three to five minutes, it was fully lit up, 25 or so flames, pretty crazy,” Besebi said.
Jacob Gelfand, Chief Operating Officer of Campland on the Bay, said their team is “extremely well-trained” and “reacted extremely quickly” to the situation.
“They did everything right to make sure that the rest of the team was safe and informed and also to make sure that our guests and the public visiting today were safe and well-informed, so just very grateful the efforts of our team to respond so quickly and to prevent the situation from getting any worse,” Gelfand said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FOX 5’s Zara Barker and Domenick Candelieri contributed to this story.