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Four firefighters injured battling wind-driven fire in Chula Vista

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 22:43:04-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Four firefighters were injured battling a fire that erupted at a Chula Vista business Monday night.

According to the Chula Vista Fire Department, the fire started at a commercial building on the 600 block of H Street around 6 p.m.

Crews said the fire grew due to strong winds from a winter storm that hit San Diego County Monday evening.

It took crews about two hours to put out the fire; the cause of the blaze was under investigation.

The department confirmed one firefighter suffered second-degree burns and would remain at UC San Diego Medical Center for at least three days for treatment.

Two other firefighters suffered minor burn injuries, and another sustained an ankle injury. The three were treated at the hospital and released, according to the department.

The National Response Team members will be working jointly with the ATF Los Angeles Field Division, and the Chula Vista Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Team.

“ATF is committed to working alongside Chula Vista Fire Department to determine the origin and cause of this fire that injured firefighters. ATF will provide whatever resources are necessary to thoroughly investigate and provide answers,” ” said Special Agent in Charge of ATF Los Angeles Field Division Monique Villegas.