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Sonora Man Badly Burned In Phoenix Lake Fire

Sonora, CA — Sonora High School teacher Jim Albini is badly burned following a fiery mess on Phoenix Lake Road and Midland Drive Tuesday afternoon.

CDF and Tuolumne County Fire officials say the fire involved a vehicle, house and vegetation.

Reports from residents and onlookers indicate there was some kind of explosion at the scene, causing everything in the area to go up in flames.

Initial reports indicated that power lines were down; however PG&E officials say there were no outages and the only line damaged was the one supplying power to the house.

During the fire Albini was badly burned and has been taken to UC Davis Medical Center. Details of his condition as well as the cause of the fire are unknown at this time.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh