Santa Ana fire: Massive blaze rips through commercial building

ByRachel Brown and ABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Firefighters on Wednesday morning extinguished a dramatic blaze that gutted a large commercial building in Santa Ana.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters on Wednesday morning extinguished a dramatic blaze that gutted a large commercial building in Santa Ana.

The three-alarm blaze broke out shortly after 5 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Carnegie Avenue, just east of John Wayne Airport.

More than 50 firefighters responded to the scene, where massive flames shot up through the roof of the structure.

For two hours, firefighters worked to extinguish the inferno using a defensive method, fighting only from the exterior.

The fire was contained to one building, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Officials said one unit in the building, which housed an engraving business, was a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.