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August 4, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Squad is investigating a fire tht was “incendiary in nature,” according to Heartland Fire.  The blaze began outside Mariscos Negro Durazo restaurant on Federal Boulevard near Broadway in Lemon Grove shortly before 3:15 a.m.

Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from Lemon Grove and La Mesa assisted by units from San Diego Fire responded, finding a fire burning at the rear exterior of the restaurant restaurant.  Prior to fire department arrival, San Diego Sheriff’s Department evacuated three occupants who were asleep in the upstairs loft above the restaurant.

Fire crews stretched hose lines to the interior of the restaurant as well as extinguishing the exterior fire. The fire had also spread to the attic space, so firefighters cut a hole in the roof to relieve heat and gases. A sprinkler head in the attic was activated by the fire and kept the fire from spreading to adjacent units.


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