UPDATE: Firefighter taken to hospital after battling house fire near Jordan High School

One firefighter was transported to the hospital for evaluation after responding to a house fire near Jordan High School, officials said.

Fire crews arrived just before 1 p.m.  to the 6500 block of California Avenue where a boarded up home was exhibiting heavy fire and smoke coming from the back, authorities said.

Roughly 25 firefighters responded to the scene and worked swiftly to knock down the fire.

After the flames were extinguished, one firefighter required medical attention, Long Beach Fire Capt. Jake Heflin said.

The extent of the firefighter’s injuries or the damage to the home were not immediately available.

Fire investigators also responded to the scene.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated with more information from the Long Beach Fire Department. 

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