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Crews Knock Down 3-Alarm Fire at Pacific Beach High-Rise

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Fire crews knocked down a 3-alarm fire at an oceanfront high-rise building in Pacific Beach on Monday evening.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Capri by the Sea around 7:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from a room on the seventh floor, the department said.

"First the alarm went off, then it started to get a small, strong electrical smoke smell," said resident David Newberg.

Crews knocked down the fire by 8:30 p.m., according to the SDFD. A total of 96 firefighters and 16 fire trucks responded.

One woman was found with severe burn injuries and was transported to UC San Diego Medical center.

The SDFD Metro Arson Strike Team is investigating the fire.

The Coronado Fire Department also responded to the scene.

This is a developing story.

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