Calif. firefighter injured by roof collapse

An Escondido firefighter was injured and transported to the hospital after a roof collapse at a burning dry cleaning business

By Gary Warth
The San Diego Union-Tribune

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A firefighter was injured after a roof at a burning dry cleaning business in Escondido collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

Jeff Murdock, public information officer for the Escondido Fire Department, said the blaze at the business started at a strip mall at 945 N. Valley Parkway at about 3:20 p.m.

The fire was out by 4:45 p.m., but firefighters remained on the scene looking for hot spots, he said.

The injured firefighter was taken to a local hospital, but no report of injuries were available yet, Murdock said. The business appeared to be a complete loss, he said.


A fire was reported at 3:20 p.m. at 945 West Valley Parkway. When the first engine arrived they found the end unit fully...

Posted by Escondido Fire Department on Wednesday, August 28, 2019


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