A fire at a commercial building in Orange early Wednesday destroyed two businesses and heavily damaged another, authorities said.
Some 57 firefighters responded to the blaze in the 800 block of North Main Street about 12:50 a.m., said Capt. Ian MacDonald of the City of Orange Fire Department. They arrived to find flames engulfing the roof of the building, which housed Ruby’s Grill Baja Style restaurant, a catering company and a wedding planning business.
The three-alarm fire was “very intense,” MacDonald said. “The openings in the front of the building were just blowing out with fire … and the grass was scorched 12 feet away from the building. So this was an extremely hot fire.”
No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was knocked down about 2:30 a.m, authorities said.
The cause of fire was not immediately known. Arson investigators were at the scene.