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London fire crews battle 2 separate apartment fires Sunday night

London fire crews were busy Sunday night fighting separate apartment fires, one in the downtown core and the other in the east end of the southwestern Ontario city.

Neither unit's occupants was home at the time, but 1 firefighter treated for minor injuries

One firefighter was treated for minor injuries after helping to extinguish a fire in a Mornington Avenue high rise in the east end of London, Ont. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

London fire crews were busy Sunday night fighting separate apartment fires, one in the downtown core and the other in the east end of the southwestern Ontario city. 

No one was in either unit at the time.

The first fire broke out at a highrise on Mornington Avenue just before 8 p.m. ET.

Firefighters cleared heavy black smoke conditions when they entered the eighth-floor apartment. 

District Fire Chief Todd Broomhead said everyone in the building got out safely. 

One firefighter was treated in hospital for minor injuries. 

Broomhead said the cause of the Mornington fire was electrical. 

The second fire broke out at around 9:40 p.m. on King Street. 

Crews entered a sixth-floor unit and were faced with heavy black smoke.

Broomhead said they were quick to extinguish the fire and provide ventilation to the building. 

No injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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