Fire tore through a vacant commercial building on an Escondido thoroughfare Saturday night, police said.
The fire was reported at 8:15 p.m. in a building on the northeast corner of Valley Parkway at North Ash Street, Lt. Erik Whitholt said.
Crews arrived to find the building — which long ago was a bank, and has since housed other businesses — fully engulfed in fire. It took about two hours for firefighters to get it contained, Whithold said. A portion of the building collapsed, he said.
He said no injuries were reported, and fire investigators were at the site.
No further information was immediately available.