SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Fire crews responded to a three-alarm blaze at an office building in San Mateo Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported at around 4 p.m. at 400 South El Camino

Some 50 people fled the 14-story building and responding firefighters found heavy smoke on the building’s 11th floor, fire officials said.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The smoke and heat triggered a sprinkler system and several floors
sustained significant water damage, fire officials said.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage and the cause of
the fire is under investigation.

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  1. Lee says:

    Peanuts compared to what happens when no sprinkler system is present

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