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2 injured in Midway District condo fire

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SAN DIEGO — A three-alarm fire at a Midway District condominium complex broke out Saturday afternoon, causing two injuries, according to authorities.

The fire was reported at 1:40 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Pt. Loma Boulevard, between Rialto Street and Temecula Street, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz. One firefighter and one person in one of the condos was injured, she said.

Firefighters reported seeing smoke and flames showing from the third floor when they arrived. San Diego police officers responded to assist with traffic control in the area.

“We had difficulty getting in because the heat, we had to make access to the roof top as well as the balcony,” said Asst. Fire Chief Colin Stowell.

Twelve engines, seven trucks and six battalion chiefs were dispatched to the scene as part of the three-alarm response. Investigators had not determined the cause of the fire as of this afternoon and a damage assessment had not yet been made.

Firefighters declared the fire knocked down about an hour after they arrived.