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Firefighters Injured In Copperopolis Fire

Copperopolis, CA– Last night a fire destroyed a home in Copperopolis.


CAL Fire reports the blaze at a two story residence on Glen Side Court, broke out at around 10:30 pm.  While knocking down the fire, an exterior wall collapsed which caused injuries to three firefighters. Two injuries were minor.  The third firefighter, a CAL Fire Captain, was seriously injured and air-lifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for back and facial injuries. 


CAL Fire Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant says the residents of the home called 9-1-1 and were able to safely evacuate. He says CAL Fire  is working with the Copperopolis Fire Protection District to investigate the incident.