4-alarm fire destroys Millbrae Community Center

A four-alarm fire destroyed the Millbrae Community Center on Thursday morning and crews were expected to remain at the scene for most of the day to mop up and also investigate what might have caused the blaze, Central County Fire Chief John Kammeyer said.

The fire was reported at 3:52 a.m. at the building at 477 Lincoln Circle.

Flames tore through the community center, eventually causing parts of the roof to collapse. The fire was under control by about 8:15 a.m., Kammeyer said.

Firefighters remained at the scene Thursday morning to put out any hot spots. Because of concerns over the structural stability of the building, crews used a drone provided by a private contractor to fly overhead to see where flames might still be burning, Kammeyer said.

No injuries were reported in the fire but the building is “a total loss,” he said.

Investigators will work to try to determine the cause and origin of the fire, he said.

The Millbrae Community Center was a popular venue for community events and programs. Kammeyer said a teen camp that was taking place there this week has been relocated to nearby Taylor Middle School.Central County Firefour-alarm fireMillbrae Community CenterPeninsulaSan Mateo County

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