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The blaze broke out about 11:28 p.m. at the complex on Via Mallorca near Caminito Eastbluff and was knocked down by 11:50 p.m.
Two firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries when a balcony floor collapsed. They were treated at a hospital and released.
Fire spokesman Maurice Luque said one firefighter fell when the floor collapsed and the second one on the balcony below was also hurt.
“He fell through the floor. As he fell to the (lower) level, a firefighter there was injured trying to break his fall,” Luque said.Five units were damaged in the blaze, with one unit heavily damaged by fire, Luque said. At least ten people were displaced.
The fire caused $150,000 in damage to the structure and $50,000 damage to the contents.
Luque said investigators believe the fire was started by smoking material, but it still remains under investigation. It also is unclear where exactly the fire started, he said.Source: SignOnSanDiego