A large cloud of smoke billowed above Mission Bay on Monday afternoon after a building caught on fire at Campland by the Bay.
The two-alarm fire began in Adventure Water Sports, a recreation rental business near the beach of the campground located at 2211 Pacific Beach Drive. By 2:25 p.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue firefighters on the ground were gaining control over the flames, which had engulfed the structure. A hook-and-ladder was also on the scene hitting the fire with a water cannon.
“I saw a significant amount of smoke, I saw it going dark, black pretty quickly, it made me think this was something petroleum-based related," SDFD Chief Jared Daneen said.
The building, which was empty at the time the fire sparked, stored golf carts, electric and manual pedal bikes and other rentable equipment, according to Daneen.