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1 injured, 5 displaced after 3 fires break out in SLO County on Fourth of July

Fire at Grover Beach apartment displaces 5, injures 1

A fire at a Grover Beach apartment injured one person and displaced five on Wednesday night. The blaze was one of three that broke out in Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande.
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A fire at a Grover Beach apartment injured one person and displaced five on Wednesday night. The blaze was one of three that broke out in Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande.

One person was injured and five people were displaced after three fires ripped through Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande on Wednesday night, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority.

About 10:15 p.m., a fire broke out in an apartment in the 400 block of South 14th Street in Grover, according to Fire Chief Steve Lieberman. One person was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and five people were displaced, Lieberman said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

After firefighters got that blaze under control, two more fires broke out in Arroyo Grande, Lieberman said — and both were caused by improperly stored, used-up fireworks.

One of the fires was in a single-family home in the 500 block of Newman Drive. The other fire, also in a single-family home, was reported on Calle Carmen and was put out before firefighters arrived on the scene, Lieberman said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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