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Three Firefighters Hurt Fighting Chatsworth Condo Fire

A stubborn, wind-aided fire that burned four condominium units and left three firefighters hurt was extinguished Tuesday in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The blaze broke out just before 5 p.m. inside a two-story condo at 22166 James Alan Circle, a 47-year-old wood frame and stucco building and was doused 81 minutes later, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The fire quickly spread to three other units through a common attic the condos shared. Wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour whipped the flames between the buildings, according to the fire department.

The department dispatched 122 firefighters and one helicopter to the scene, Humphrey said.

Three firefighters were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Humphrey said.

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