MODESTO — Firefighters responded to a large, 2-alarm fire at 8th and I streets in downtown Modesto.
The fire department said streets in the area would be closed as crews battle the flames.
The fire call came in around 4:52 p.m. Friday. The fire sent up a huge plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
One firefighter was transported to a hospital due to injuries sustained while battling the fire, according to Jessica Smart with Modesto Fire.