3 Firefighters Injured While Battling Structure Fire In Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Friday extinguished a structure fire that erupted within a residential building in Long Beach.

The fire broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. int he 5100 block of Cedar Avenue, according to firefighters.

Upon their arrival, crews located four garages and one vacant residence that were engulfed by flames.

Firefighters said downed power lines energized a nearby fence and building, and subsequently shocked three firefighters on scene.

They were evaluated and transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

The firefighters were reported to be in stable condition, according to hospital officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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