The Oxnard Fire Department responded to a sprinkler activation in the 200 block of south Oxnard Boulevard on Monday at 5:56 a.m.
Upon arrival, fire personnel observed smoke leaving a single-story commercial structure. The first engine company entered the building, found the fire and was able to extinguish the it within 15 minutes.
Although Oxnard battalion chief Steve Reyes added that the business’ sprinkler system played a big role in saving the business.
“I would say the sprinkler system assisted in keeping the fire in check,” said Reyes.
No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available, although two businesses sustained “major” water, smoke and fire damage, according to Reyes.
The fire remains under investigation.