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Two people were critically injured in a fire that damaged a Palm Springs apartment building Thursday, and a firefighter suffered a minor injury while helping to douse the blaze.

Fire crews responded around 10:20 a.m. to the blaze in the apartment building at 275 Tamarisk Road.

Two injured people were found at the scene and taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in critical condition, fire Capt. Nathan Gunkel told City News Service. A firefighter suffered a minor injury, he said.

“Red Cross has been called in and we’re probably going to have a total of nine units that will probably all require housing,” Gunkel said. “Three (units) were fire damaged but because of power and other issues that support the whole apartment complex, all nine may need housing.”

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

No other information was immediately available.

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