Crews battle 200-acre fire in Calaveras County

12:07 AM, Jul 26, 2012   |    comments
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CALAVERAS COUNTY, CA - Crews battled a 200-acre fire east of Murphy Wednesday.

The fire, named the Penn Fire, started at 3:24 p.m. off of Skunk Ranch Road, near Pennsylvania Gulch, CalFire said.

A Ca Fire firefighter was hit by a car while fighting the fire and was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries. The firefighter underwent surgery.

CalFire said 10 people voluntarily evacuated the area.

As of 9 p.m., 15 percent was contained.


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