FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ken Slaven, Battalion Chief, 760.520.5376
On Monday morning January 14th, Escondido Engine 1315 responded to a report of smoke in the area of Major Market. An Escondido Police Officer arrived and reported a fire in a business to the north of Major Market. A full structure response was started. The Escondido Fire units were able to contain the blaze in the Sushi Nori restaurant (1835 S. Centre City Parkway, Suite C) within eight minutes after 1315 arrived on scene. Adjacent commercial units suffered some smoke damage, but were able to remain open for business. One adjacent business suffered some minor damage as crews checked for fire extension. The damage to the restaurant is estimated to be $20,000.00 for the building and another $50,000.00 for the contents. Two engines from neighboring departments briefly covered Stations 1 and 5 until Escondido Fire Units could become available. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.