Source: Heartland Fire & Rescue
December 5, 2015 (El Cajon) — Two people suffered burns in a warehouse fire today in the 800 block of West Bradley Avenue in El Cajon.
Heartland Fire & Rescue crews dispatched shortly before noon found heavy smoke coming from the single-story structure. Fire officials called for a second alarm and two ambulances.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately twenty minutes. Fire department and emergency medical service personnel treated and transported two burn victims to the Regional Burn Center at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest.
Cause of the fire was determined to be a catastrophic failure of a piece of equipment. This caused the fire to spread to other equipment and combustibles that were in close proximity, according to Heartland.
Heartland Fire and Rescue units were assisted by Santee Fire Department, Lakeside Fire Protection District, Cal Fire - San Miguel and San Diego Fire Rescue Department.
Additionally, San Diego Fire Hazmat 1 and County Hazmat were called to the scene to determine if any hazardous materials were involved. After an investigation Hazmat determined that no hazardous materials were present and no further action was needed.
The estimated loss is approximately $800,000.