Firefighters rescue dogs in vegetation, structure fire

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A Turlock firefighter sustained a first degree burn and a dog bite while responding to a vegetation fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported to the Turlock Fire Department at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

The first firefighters to arrive at the scene found flames had raced across about two acres of vegetation and spread to a residential structure, said Turlock Fire spokesman Capt. Jason Bernard.

There were no occupants inside the residence, however, three dogs were located inside the home and removed to safety.

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