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May 19, 2009 (El Cajon)--At 7:33 p.m. tonight El Cajon Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the kitchen area of the Bank of America branch, located at 512 Fletcher Parkway. Upon arrival fire crews found smoke coming from the rear of the building where they made entry. Quick action by firefighters had the fire knocked down in 15 minutes. The bank will remain closed until repairs can be made.

About 15 firefighters fought the blaze. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and to a small room located in the back area of the bank. There were two bank employees inside at the time the fire started, they were able to escape unharmed. The fire is now under investigation. Preliminary damage is estimated to be $100,000.

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