UPDATE: Firefighter rescued from You Bet Road blaze, official says
May 17, 2017
A firefighter attacking a You Bet Road blaze on Wednesday was taken to the hospital after he fell, a Cal Fire official said.
Firefighters responded around 11:05 a.m. to the blaze in the 15000 block of You Bet Road. The residents had fled the two-story home when first-responders began attacking the fire, a communications operator said.
At some point a firefighter with the Ophir Hill Fire Protection District fell, leading others to remove him from the home and take him to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The firefighter’s condition is unknown, the operator added.
It took firefighters about 40 minutes to control the blaze, which damaged about 50 percent of the home. No other structures were damaged and no other injuries reported, the operator said.
Due to a communication error between firefighters in the field and operators, this story initially reported that a resident was rescued from the home.
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