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Ventura apartment fire gives teen 2nd-degree burns

Thursday, June 14, 2012
The charred remains of an apartment unit (left) and its exterior (right) on the 700 block of Hill Street are shown in images provided by the Ventura City Fire Department.

The charred remains of an apartment unit (left) and its exterior (right) on the 700 block of Hill Street are shown in images provided by the Ventura City Fire Department. (KABC Photo)

A 17-year-old boy was treated for second-degree burns to his hands and face after an explosion and fire at an apartment building in Ventura.

The blaze erupted Wednesday on the 700 block of South Hill Street. Crews arrived to find a downstairs unit on fire.

The apartment above the burning unit also suffered smoke and heat damage. The rest of the units were OK.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. Estimated damage is $100,000.

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