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Arson unit looking into structure fire

February 17, 2014

The Costa Mesa Fire Department arson unit is investigating the cause of a weekend fire at a commercial property on West Baker Street, authorities said Monday.

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of West Baker Street at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

The blaze started next to the loading dock area under a 20-foot-tall metal awning and had spread to the back wall of the building when fire crews arrived.

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The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes and no injuries were reported, the release said. It caused $10,000 in damage to the building and about $1,000 in lost property, the release stated.

— Hannah Fry

@HannahFryTCN

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