LA MESA (CNS) - A midmorning fire caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage to an East County pool-supply store and prompted evacuations in the surrounding area Tuesday.
The blaze in the 8200 block of Parkway Drive in La Mesa was reported about 9:30 a.m., said Sonny Saghera, a spokesman for Heartland Fire & Rescue.
Crews arrived to find light smoke wafting from the roof of Leslie's Pool Supply, Saghera said.
"An initial evacuation of the area's businesses was requested until the full extent of the fire could be determined," he said.
Firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the burning building, finding flames spreading through its attic. It took the personnel about 10 minutes to extinguish the flames.
"An initial request for a hazardous-material team was called for but later canceled after it was determined that no chemicals were involved in the fire," the spokesman said.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
"The primary focus of the investigation is electrical wiring in the attic space," Saghera said.
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Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
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Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
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The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.