Firefighters extinguish a blaze at a National City apartment complex Wednesday. Credit OnScene.TV

A fire broke out Wednesday at a large National City apartment complex, damaging several residential units undergoing renovations.

The non-injury blaze in the 800 block of Eta Street erupted about noon, according to the National City Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke issuing from a second-floor unit in a two-story apartment building, NCFD Battalion Chief Robert Hernandez said.

It took the personnel about 20 minutes to subdue the blaze, which also resulted in water damage to a second vacant residence adjacent to the one that burned, he said.

An electrical malfunction was believed to have sparked the fire, he said.

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