3 firefighters, 1 civilian hospitalized after car fire spreads to nearby homes in Orange

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Friday, April 30, 2021
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Three firefighters and a civilian were hospitalized in unknown condition after a massive fire erupted in Orange, heavily damaging two homes, authorities said.

ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Three firefighters and a civilian were hospitalized in unknown condition on Friday afternoon after a car fire erupted in Orange and spread to two nearby homes, authorities said.

The blaze erupted about 12:40 p.m. in the 200 block of South Earlham Street, according to the Orange Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find downed power lines at the scene.

Three firefighters suffered electric shocks while battling the flames and were transported to a medical center, officials said.

A civilian was also hurt inside the home and was hospitalized. The nature of that person's injuries was unknown.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.