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Redding firefighter back home after injury on Thomas Fire

A Redding firefighter is back home after being injured while on the fire lines in Ventura County.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 12:38 PM

A Redding firefighter is back home after being injured while on the fire lines in Ventura County.

The Redding Fire Department says the incident happened at around 7 o'clock Sunday morning.

The firefighter whose name is not being released fractured his lower leg while fighting the fire.

Redding fire Chief Gerry Gray says safety is always a concern when sending firefighters to fires near or far.

Gerry Gray says, “We're coming up on the holidays and my number one wish this years is to make sure they get back home safely by the holidays."

Another firefighter was sent down to replace him.

The Redding Fire Department currently has two battalion chiefs, three fire engines and total of 13 personnel committed to helping southern California crews battle the Thomas Fire.

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