Roads closed while crews battle Hillcrest fire


Firefighters stand on the roof of a burning building in Hillcrest

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SAN DIEGO — Fire crews tried to save a burning building in Hillcrest Tuesday morning, closing roads in a busy business and residential area of the neighborhood.

Flames broke out around 8 a.m. at the building on Park Boulevard in Hillcrest, not far from the neighborhood’s iconic Pride flag.

Park Boulevard was shut down between Lincoln and University avenues while crews fought the fire, San Diego Fire-Rescue confirmed. Track live traffic conditions here.

The address of the structure fire belonged to a now-closed salon and day spa. SDFD said the building was vacant at the time of the fire.

Investigators were trying to determine what caused the blaze, which appeared to start outside before moving to the building, SDFD said. No injuries were reported.

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