Oceanside CA— Oceanside Fire Department with mutual aid units from Carlsbad and Vista responded to a working commercial structure fire in the 4000 block of Mystra Drive in Oceanside just before 2 pm this afternoon, October 11, 2019. The first arriving engine found smoke and flames from the roof of the New Venture Church’s Classical Academy.
All students and faculty were evacuated from the building as fire crews made access to the roof, advanced hose lines and extinguished the fire. Concurrently, crews rapidly entered the structure to find residual smoke requiring them to ventilate the gymnasium and check for extension. This allowed fire personnel to clear the structure in approximately eleven minutes.
Units remained on scene for an additional thirty minutes to overhaul the site and stabilize the customer.
No injuries to fire personnel or civilians occurred on this incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.