FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ken Slaven, Battalion Chief, 760-520-5376.
On Monday, December 16th, at 2:38 PM, Escondido Fire Units were dispatched to a garage fire at 2041 E. Grand. The first engine on scene reported heavy smoke coming from a garage in a detached garage building. The fire extended to a couple of units in the garage building, and the rest of the garage units sustained significant smoke damage. The fire was contained about 20 minutes after the first unit arrived on scene. 19 firefighters on seven apparatus responded to the incident. Two Fire Investigators were also called to the scene. At this time, the fire cause is still under investigation. Damage to the garage building and the contents is estimated to be at least $60,000.