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Firefighters battle blaze at former Beaumont retirement home

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Beaumont firefighters were called to a blaze at a former retirement facility Saturday. 

The fire happened at the former Ridgewood Retirement Center located at 2520 Interstate Highway 10. A witness told 12News they heard a loud boom right before the fire around 5:30 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions in the area known as the cabanas behind the main building.

"Due to the heavy fire conditions the fire was fought defensively from the exterior. Additional units were called and a second alarm was declared at approximately 6:15 PM in order to bring additional manpower to the scene," says a statement released by Beaumont EMS.

A spokesperson for Beaumont Fire EMS said it was a two alarm fire.  The spokesperson said there are no injuries reported.

The Ridgewood Retirement Center shut down October 31, 2013.

The spokesperson said there were transients in the building at the time of the fire but they escaped without injury.

The fire was brought under control around 8 p.m. Saturday.

The American Red Cross provided food and water for the firefighters on scene.

The cause of the fire has not been determined as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

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