SANTA FE SPRINGS ( — A fast-burning structure fire in Santa Fe Springs on Monday destroyed at least three buildings.

Fire crews responded to the blaze along Los Nietos Road shortly before 3 p.m. The 13200 block of Los Nietos was closed as fire crews battled the blaze.

The fire was out at around 6 p.m., with crews monitoring the site for hot spots.

The fire appeared to be centered at a plastics-recycling facility. At least three buildings were charred by the fire. At least two cars could also be seen burning from Sky9.

The blaze began when a truck crashed into a power pole, police said. The crash was captured on surveillance video.

The truck also sheared a nearby fire hydrant, sending water shooting into the sky.

The driver told a witness that he was using his phone at the time of the crash.

Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze — one suffered a foot injury, and the other suffered from heat exhaustion.

An air-quality advisory was issued for surrounding areas including Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.


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