Thursday, January 26, 2023

Garage Fire Shuts Down Alley Near 5th Between Orange and D

Dark smoke could be seen billowing into the sky coming from the 400 block alley off of 5th Street between Orange Avenue and D Avenue early this afternoon.


Above video courtesy of Kevin Pierce

Coronado Police alerted the community via Nixle at 2:45pm to avoid the 400 block of D Avenue due to a garage fire in the alley. A total of eight fire trucks, from Coronado and San Diego, were on scene. Onlookers said that it seemed like they had the fire out in less than 10 minutes. Reports are that no one was home at the time and the garage was detached, so although there is smoke damage, the fire did not spread to additional structures.

The residents of the home were visibly rattled, and upset by the loss of what was in the garage, but were glad that no one was hurt and that the damage wasn’t worse. As of 5:30 this afternoon, Hazmat crews were still working to clean the area.


Ruth Klamper
Ruth Klamper
A graduate of Florida Southern College, Ruth has worked for ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, as well as the Home Shopping Network. She has traveled the world on mission trips and looks forward to planning her next adventure abroad.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]