Authorities: Roof accidentally set on fire during tarring

A commercial fire reported on Costa Mesa's Westside Tuesday was extinguished in about five minutes, authorities said.

A fire was reported at 3:22 p.m. at 1711 Monrovia Ave., near Volcom Entertainment, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Bob Ciszek.

Flames were reportedly seen on the roof after employees applying a tar-like seal accidentally set part of the roof on fire, said Costa Mesa Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Diamond.

The workers began to douse the flames with a hose, and the Fire Department was able to put out the fire within minutes once arriving on scene, Diamond said.

— Lauren Williams

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