By Andrea Swayne
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire Monday afternoon at the newly-built storage and restroom building near the base of the San Clemente Pier on Avenida Victoria, authorities said.
The initial call was received at 3:23 p.m. and with 30 firefighters on scene the blaze was under control by 4 p.m., according to Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.
“For the safety of firefighters, Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies and the public, the train tracks were shut down while fighting the fire,” Concialdi said. “As of 4 p.m. train service resumed.”
The fire is estimated to have caused $55,000 in damages–$5,000 to the contents of the storage area and $50,000 to the building. The side of the building the restrooms are located in was relatively unharmed, Concialdi said.
No injuries were reported and the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Click here to see video of the fire submitted by Lindsey Fulgham Photography.