Two badly burned in cave fire along the bank of Tuolumne River in Modesto

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A man and a woman suffered second- and third-degree burns Sunday afternoon when a fire ignited in a cave dug into a steep embankment along the Tuolumne River in south Modesto.

Deputy Fire Chief Darin Jesberg said the man and woman appeared to be in their 30s and the burns were on their faces, hands and arms. One also had burns to the backside, and Jesberg did not know whether that was the man or the woman.

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