Santa Ana

Blaze Burns Moving Business in Santa Ana During Three-Alarm Fire

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Southern Counties News

A three-alarm fire destroyed a moving business Wednesday in Santa Ana but no one was injured.

The business, Discount Movers, shares a building with a Sherwin-Williams paint store, which was not affected by the fire as the two businesses are separated by a firewall.

"It did its job," said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz.

The blaze was reported at 2:25 a.m. in the area of Bristol and Hesperian streets, where arriving crews saw flames shooting through the roof of Discount Movers, according to Kurtz.

About 75 firefighters took a defensive position around the building and doused the flames from the exterior.

Crews were near achieving knockdown of the blaze around 4:15 a.m., but Kurtz said firefighters needed to go inside and check for hot spots.

The fire prompted authorities to block the Bristol Street off-ramp from the eastbound 22 Freeway.

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