Auto repair

Fire ravages auto repair center in San Juan Capistrano

Fire crews battled a massive three-alarm structure fire in San Juan Capistrano Friday night.

Authorities received reports of a fire in the 32000 block of Calle Perfecto around 7:50 p.m., according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

When crews arrived, flames were seen through the roof of the single-story building. Fiery, charred debris rained down from the sky.

Sound explosions were heard coming from inside the burning business, which appears to be a body repair center with potentially many vehicles inside. The loud explosions were likely caused by burning cars, officials said.

Around 80 firefighters were dispatched to the scene to put out the blaze, which was brought under control after 58 minutes.

All occupants were safely transported outside and only two injuries were reported. A burned patient and a smoke inhaled patient were taken to hospital.

Firefighters say no nearby buildings were threatened by the flames.

The cause of the fire was determined to be unintentional.