Large branch strikes Turlock firefighter on helmet. He’s back on duty quickly

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A firefighter returned to duty after a large branch struck his helmet Sunday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

The unidentified firefighter was part of the response to a debris fire in a back yard on the 800 block of Fifth Street at about 4:50 p.m., a news release said.

The flames destroyed a metal shed and damaged an outbuilding but were kept from nearby homes, the department said. Turlock firefighters contained the blaze within about 15 minutes with help from the Modesto and Ceres departments.

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