Fire destroys Cal Fire maintenance building in St. Helena

Several crews responded to the Thursday evening blaze.|

Flames erupted at a Cal Fire maintenance building in St. Helena Thursday night, destroying the facility and damaging eight vehicles.

Crews with the Napa County, St. Helena and Calistoga fire departments responded to the 8:51 p.m. blaze, along with firefighters at the Cal Fire station off Highway 128 in St. Helena, Cal Fire spokesman Bruce Lang said.

No one was injured, though four vehicles in the building were destroyed and four others were damaged. The facility, used to perform maintenance work on fire engines, pickup trucks and other vehicles, was also a complete loss, Lang said.

The blaze was extinguished by 11:30 p.m., save for a few remaining hot spots, Lang said. Its cause and the estimated loss were still under investigation Friday.

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