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Newport Beach : Firefighter Injured in Corona del Mar Blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries during a blaze that destroyed a Corona del Mar residence Monday morning.

Firefighter Tom Lloy’s sustained neck burns but was not hospitalized, a Newport Beach Fire Department spokesman said.

No one was in the house at 510 1/2 Fernleaf Ave. when the fire, which caused an estimated $200,000 damage, broke out at 8:09 a.m. The fire took 21 minutes to extinguish.

The cause of the fire, which slightly damaged two adjacent houses, is still under investigation, authorities said.

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