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Fire at massive circular apartment complex in Point Loma

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A plumber's soldering torch sparked a fire that damaged several units at a Point Loma apartment building Tuesday, forcing several hundred residents to evacuate, authorities reported.

The non-injury blaze at the four-story Pacific Isle complex in the 3000 block of Rue D'Orleans erupted in a third-floor bathroom shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The flames spread inside a wall and up into another residence before crews could douse them, a process that took roughly 20 minutes, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

About 200 people were cleared out of the structure's eastern wing while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

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