Two Firefighters Hurt, Two Homes, One Garage Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire • Long Beach Post

A two-alarm fire damaged two houses and a garage in North Long Beach and injured two firefighters Saturday, authorities said.

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It was reported just before 2:00PM near the intersection of Elm Avenue and 59th Street, Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Matt Dobberpuhl said. The flames were out at 3:09PM.

Forty firefighters were called to put out the blaze, Dobberpuhl said.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for evaluation, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson said.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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