Crews Responded to Large Fire in Downtown Modesto

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.