Turlock firefighter injured while battling grass fire

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TURLOCK, Calif. — A Turlock firefighter was both burned and bitten by a dog while battling a grass fire. 

According to a press release from the Turlock Fire Department, a grass fire was reported around 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, along the 1200 block of Fifth Street, near a home. 

While there was nobody in the home, three dogs were found inside and removed. While rescuing one of the dogs, a firefighter was bitten. That same firefighter also sustained "a first-degree thermal burn due to radiant heat." 

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