Two firefighters were injured from the heat while battling a fire in South El Monte Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Crews were called to a container storage yard along 1800 block of Chico Avenue around 12:00 PM. Crews had trouble accessing the location of the fire. About 200 employees were evacuated. No civilian injuries have been reported. It took crews more than an hour to knock down the flames. Authorities will remain at the scene for the evening as they investigate the cause of the fire.
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