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15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant

Image: A firetruck crashed into a restaurant in Monterey, Calif.
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At least 15, including six firefighters, were hurt Wednesday after a fire engine crashed into a Monterey Park restaurant.

Two fire trucks collided near Garfield and Emerson avenues about 3:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One of them slammed into a Lu Dumpling House restaurant.

Firefighters, pedestrians and restaurant patrons were among those injured.

The number of injuries fluctuated, but at least 15 were hurt as of 6 p.m. As many as six firefighters were hurt.

At least one of the victims was hospitalized in critical condition, officials said.

The crash happened down the street from Garfield Medical Center, where many of the victims were being taken on foot by firefighters.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. No deaths were reported.

Image: A firetruck crashed into a restaurant in Monterey, Calif.
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