Calif. FF burned, bitten by dog while battling fire

Turlock firefighters rescued three dogs after a two-acre grass fire spread to a nearby home

By Laura French

TURLOCK, Calif. — A California firefighter was burned and bitten by a dog while fighting a grass fire that spread to the attic of a home Tuesday. 

The Turlock firefighter helped rescue three dogs inside the home and was bitten by one of the dogs, according to FOX 40. The same firefighter also sustained first-degree burns battling the fire and was treated at the scene. 

Firefighters had initially responded to a report of a two-acre grass fire threatening a structure and found flames in the attic of the home, which were beginning to spread to the rest of the house. A total of 40 firefighters from 19 units and seven agencies responded and extinguished the blaze.

The three dogs escaped injury and no one else was in the home at the time of the fire. No other injuries were reported. 


Yesterday at approximately 2:59 pm all Turlock Fire units were dispatched to the report of a grass fire threatening a...

Posted by City of Turlock - Fire Department on Wednesday, May 19, 2021


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