Firefighter Hospitalized After Morena Surf Shops Goes Up In Flames

A two-alarm fire damaged a surfboard shop in the Morena area early Friday morning and sent a firefighter to the hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion. Dispatchers received a call shortly before 2:20a.m. from a person who reported seeing smoke near the 5100 block of Pacific Highway, San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatch supervisor Brent Peterson said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and found smoke and flames coming from a surfboard shop nearby, Peterson said. Crews doused the flames and had the fire knocked down within 40 minutes, the dispatch supervisor said.

A firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said. An update on the firefighter's condition was not immediately available. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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