By North County Fire Protection District
North County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a commercial structure fire in the area of the 4200 block of White Lilac Road in Rainbow on Sept. 5, at 12:17 p.m.
NCFPD crews arrived on the scene to find a fully involved warehouse fire that had extended into a nearby office connected to the warehouse. Due to the aggressive well-coordinated fire attack, firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to those two structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
"There were no injuries," said NCFPD PIO John Choi who thanked the neighboring agencies for their support on this fire, including Oceanside Fire, Vista Fire, Camp Pendleton Fire, Pala Fire, Valley Center Fire Protection District, San Diego Fire Rescue, Deer Springs Fire, and CAL Fire.
At 1:17 p.m., North County Fire Protection District sent out a tweet stating, "#Lilac the fire is contained."
Jason Kendall, owner of Kendall Farms, said, "Kendall Farms experienced a fire earlier today at our main facility in Fallbrook, impacting part of our refrigerated storage. We want to assure our valued customers, partners, and employees that our swift actions in coordination with the fire department led to full containment. No injuries were reported, and all employees safely evacuated the premises.
"Our management team is working diligently to ensure that our operations are minimally disrupted. We anticipate to return to full functionality soon.
"The safety of our employees and the security of our facilities remain our top priorities. We are cooperating fully with local authorities to conduct a full investigation to determine the cause of the incident and to implement additional safety measures if needed.
"Kendall Farms would like to extend its gratitude to all fire departments and emergency responders involved for their rapid response and support during this situation.
"Having surmounted significant challenges in its history, Kendall Farms reaffirms its unwavering determination to move forward. Our dedicated team's resilience and commitment will swiftly restore full operational capabilities."