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Ventura firefighter hurt while battling fire

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Ventura County firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in Oxnard late Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to the fire in an abandoned structure in the 2600 block of Underpass Road at 11:06 p.m. Flames and flying embers threatening the adjacent Meadowlake Mobile Home Park forced authorities to upgrade it to a second-alarm fire.

One firefighter injured his elbow during the fire fight and was taken to a local hospital.

The fire was contained after about an hour. Thirty-six firefighters responded to the incident.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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