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2 Injured, HAZMAT On Scene After Leak Sparks Flash Fire Inside El Cajon Business

Two people were injured, one of which suffered bad burns to his body, after hydraulic fluid sparked a large flash fire at a business in El Cajon. 

The fire broke out shortly before noon on the 800 block of W Bradley Avenue in El Cajon, Heartland Fire officials said. 

When the fire started, it happened inside the plant next to a piece of equipment, which quickly started to burn. It is unclear how the hydraulic leak caused the fire, officials said. 

Heartland Fire officials said they quickly quelled the fire. However, a plume of black smoke could be seen rising from the fire behind Cowles Mountain. 

One victim suffered smoke inhalation and a second suffered bad burns, though officials do not have word on the extent of his injuries. 

HAZMAT crews responded to the scene as well. SDG&E officials turned off the gas. 

No other information was immediately available.

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