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Fire causes evacuation of 24 Hour Fitness in Costa Mesa

Fire causes evacuation of 24 Hour Fitness in Costa Mesa
A 24 Hour Fitness facility was evacuated Wednesday after a fire broke out on the gym’s second floor, the Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department said. (Courtesy of Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department)

A 24 Hour Fitness in Costa Mesa was evacuated Wednesday when a fire broke out, fire officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the gym in the 1600 block of Adams Avenue just after 10 a.m., said Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department spokesman Joe Noceti.

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The blaze, which was confined to a second-floor utility closet, was extinguished in minutes, the department said.

About 25 gym members and employees were evacuated, the department said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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The facility was to remain closed until building inspectors and fire investigators cleared it for entry, Noceti said.

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