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Crews battle two apartment fires only blocks apart

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Two apartment fires that broke out 20 minutes apart in neighboring San Diego communities Friday caused a total of $500,000 in damage and sent one resident to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The first started just before 4 a.m. Friday at an apartment on the 4000 block of Hawley Boulevard in Normal Heights.

Crews rushed to the aid of a woman trapped by flames on a second floor balcony. Firefighters pulled her to safety but she suffered from smoke inhalation and minor burns to her body.

Damages are estimated to cost about $100,000. No word on what started the fire.

Less than 30 minutes later, flames erupt nearby at a duplex in the 4600 block of Kansas Street in North Park.

Firefighters were able to quickly get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported, but three residents have been displaced. The Red Cross is on hand to help. 

The cause is under investigation. The damage costs are estimated at up to $400,000.

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