Selma fire destroys building and multiple trailers; firefighter suffers heat-related injuries

Officials say the heat and light winds fanning the fire posed a challenge to crews.
SELMA, Calif. (KFSN) -- A firefighter was injured and a building destroyed due to a large fire in Selma.

The fire began in the area of Golden State Blvd and E Dinuba Ave in the city.

Selma fire chief Robert Petersen said the flames were sparked in a building and then quickly spread to nearby vegetation and then a tractor-trailer storage yard.

Crews from Fresno, Fresno County, Kingsburg, Kings County, and Sanger were also called in to battle the two-alarm blaze, which by then had fully engulfed the building.

A firefighter suffered heat-related injuries while battling the flames.

Petersen says the heat and light winds fanning the fire posed a challenge to crews.

Several trailers as well as the building were torched by the fire.

The condition of the firefighter is not yet known.

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