Oceanside CA— Late Friday night, April 12, 2019, the Oceanside Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a commercial structure fire at 477 N. El Camino Real with OPD units on scene stating they had heavy smoke coming from the building. On arrival, Engine 217 reported heavy smoke coming from large roll-up doors of an automotive repair business.
The crew made quick access and were able to knock down the fire, which had started in an interior office within the garage. The fast action of the fire crews saved the building and contents from significant damage.
OPD units happened to be in the area on another call when they saw the smoke and started the fire response. The quick response likely saved the building from complete destruction. There were heavy fuels and other flammables in the garage that would have ignited a significant fire. The owner was on site and the building was turned back over to him to secure.
No civilians or firefighters were injured. /mutual Aid was provided by Carlsbad, Vista and Camp Pendleton Fire Departments