SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A small fire that erupted in a rag bin damaged a North City restaurant-bar and several attached commercial spaces Tuesday.
The non-injury blaze broke out inside Sublime Tavern in the 3700 block of Via de la Valle about 9:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Automatic fire sprinklers went on prior to the arrival of engine crews, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
"So when we got there, there was no active fire," he said.
The personnel shut off the sprayers and ventilated a considerable amount of smoke from the eatery, which occupies part of the third floor of a large commercial building.
Investigators were trying to determine what sparked the blaze and tally the extent of the monetary losses, which mostly resulted from water damage to sections of all three floors in the structure. The county Health Department also was called in to assess the condition of the premises.
The restaurant was closed and apparently unoccupied when the fire erupted, Swanson said.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.