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Fire Guts Building

El Centro Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire this morning.

The alarm went out at about 8:30 a.m. for a two-story apartment building in the alley of the 500 block of Olive Avenue in El Centro. Firefighters found the building fully involved in flames with heavy smoke from the fire. Quick response by El Centro firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to other nearby structures. Residents of the apartments were evacuated as were 4 dogs. No injuries were reported. The building was considered a total loss. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.