Firefighters make short work of two-alarm fire at Costa Mesa laundromat
Firefighters from multiple agencies responded Tuesday night to a two-alarm fire at a commercial laundry business on the 2900 block of College Avenue in Costa Mesa that caused the temporary evacuation of individuals at a nearby business, officials reported.
Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Capt. Joe Noceti said people who were not at the laundromat but who were in the building at the time of the fire called it in at 7:43 p.m. It is believed the laundromat was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
“There was fire showing from the window of the unit of origin,” Noceti said Wednesday, describing how a vacant business in between the laundry company and a second business, where people were located, provided a barrier that allowed firefighters to temporarily evacuate those still inside.
Crews from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the location, where they made quick work of the blaze, knocking down the fire shortly before 8 p.m.
Noceti said responders were able to contain the fire to a rear portion of the building where the laundry business was located.
“Firefighters did a good job of keeping it to the area of origin and keeping it from spreading to the whole business,” he added.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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