70 evacuated after fire breaks out in apartment complex

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CHULA VISTA,Calif. — A fire at a two-story apartment complex destroyed at least two units and left about 70 residents without a place to stay Monday.

Firefighters were mopping up a fire at a mobile home park at about 7:15 a.m. when they spotted smoke and flames coming from the apartments just blocks away in the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue. When they arrived at the burning building, they found flames coming out of two units on the second floor.

Firefighters evacuated all the apartments and poured water into the burning units. It took crews about 80 minutes to put out the flames. Several adjacent apartments and apartments on the first floor sustained water damage .

Three people were  injured in the blaze. One of them suffered burns, authorities told FOX 5.

The Red Cross set up a shelter for residents displaced by the fire at the Otay Recreation Center on Main Street in Chula Vista.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. Authorities said the fires at the mobile home park and the apartment complex were not connected even though they happened so close to each other.


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