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Costa Mesa apartment fire injures one

June 25, 2012

A weekend fire at a Costa Mesa apartment complex injured a bystander and displaced two residents, authorities said Monday.

The fire was reported in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue about 2 p.m. Saturday.

When city firefighters arrived, they spotted smoke billowing from a second-story window. Firefighters ventilated the room, which restricted the fire from spreading to other parts of the unit, officials said.

A man burned his feet while trying to extinguish the fire; paramedics treated him at the scene and transported him to a local hospital.

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Twenty-six fire personnel responded to the fire, which was extinguished in 20 minutes.

The cause of the blaze was unknown, but the Fire Department's Arson Investigation Unit is investigating.

—Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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