Fire Chars Grocery, Smog Shop
A Tuesday night fire did $150,000 in damage to a San Pablo Avenue grocery store and caused smoke damage to a business next door—a smog shop.
Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong said a passing motorist called 911 after spotting smoke pouring from the Dollar Deals Grocery Store at 2326 San Pablo Ave. at 8:56 p.m.
Firefighters arrived moments later to find the building heavily involved in fire. The roof and walls sustained significant damage from the flames, which had been triggered by electrical problems, said the deputy chief.
There were no injuries, and the store was unoccupied when the fire began.
The adjoining 7 Days A Week Smog shop sustained smoke damage from the blaze, said Dong.