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Three Injured in San Ysidro, California Border Crossing Collapse

Three Injured in San Ysidro, California Border Crossing Collapse

Update: 3:19 EDT: A secondary triage area has been set-up where 17 people are being treated for exposure related injuries. The fire department requested six more ambulances to the scene reports ABC 10 News.

Update 3:13: EDT: San Diego CBS News 8 is reporting that wood being used in a construction project collapsed on several vehicles on northbound Interstate 5 near customs. One person was trapped and has since been extricated, but was injured, according to Maurice Luque with the San Diego Fire Department. Two other people were also injured. The extent of the injuries is unknown as of this report.

Credit: ABC 10

Update 3:10 EDT: The border had to close while firefighters worked to rescue two people who became trapped when a portion of the roof in the Secondary Inspection area collapsed Wednesday morning around 10:45 a.m., reports NBC San Diego.

Firefighters are working to rescue two people trapped after a wooden construction canopy at the San Ysidro border crossing collapsed. All northbound lanes into the United States are closed and limited traffic is being allowed into Mexico at this time.

NBC San Diego reports that one person has been rescued. This is the first building people come to after crossing the border.

LIVESTREAM Links: ABC 10 and NBC San Diego are both streaming unedited helicopter footage.

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