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Fire breaks out in downtown San Diego home: SDFD


SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego Fire-Rescue crews are working to extinguish a fire that erupted at a downtown San Diego residence Tuesday morning. Road closures are in place near the structure.

According to SDFD, the fire broke out around 7:42 a.m. in the 250 block of 17th Street, nearby a high-rise in between the Interstate 5 and Petco Park Tailgate Parking Lot. The first crews arrived minutes later at 7:46 a.m. Nobody was inside the home when they arrived.

A total of 46 personnel were dispatched to the scene, including five engines and two trucks. The San Diego Police Department’s Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) was also called.

As of 8:20 a.m., crews are still working to put out the flames. An estimated time of control has not been provided and no injuries have been reported.

Road closures have been put in place along K Street through downtown from 16th to 17th Streets, according to SDFD.

SDFD crews on scene told FOX 5 that the cause of the fire is believed to have been from a fight between squatters, who the homeowners allow to dwell on one of the residence’s floors.

No additional information was immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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