2 people jump from 2nd floor to escape burning building

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SAN DIEGO - A couple of people jumped out windows of a two-story building in downtown San Diego Sunday night after a fire broke out, fire official said.

When San Diego Fire-Rescue crews arrived to the an apartment building at 1440 4th Ave. near Ash Street around 9:25 p.m. and immediately had to pull people to safety, SDFD Deputy Chief Steve Wright said.  While two people jumped from the burning building,  firefighters put ladders to the windows and saved two other people who were trapped inside.

Three people suffered from smoke inhalation and were treated by paramedics, SDFRD dispatcher said.  One of the victims was injured in the jump and possibly suffered smoke inhalation. He was taken to a hospital for further treatment.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.  There was no visible damage to the outside of the building.

Sixteen residents were displaced by the fire, officials said. What caused of the fire was under investigation.

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