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Turlock family displaced after house fire

A family was displaced and a firefighter was injured Thursday afternoon when a fire destroyed a home's roof and most of its contents in east Turlock, fire officials said Friday.

The firefighter suffered second-degree burns on his wrist, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

The firefighter was treated at a Turlock clinic and released, said Turlock Fire Division Chief Tim Lohman. He said the firefighter's burns appeared to be minor and was expected to return to duty.

The fire occurred about 2:15 p.m. at the single-story house in the 2200 block of Mission Street, just south of East Canal Drive.

The first firefighters to arrive found flames had engulfed the home's attic. Fire officials said the fire started near the home's chimney, and firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes.

Investigators had not determined the fire's cause. The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. No other structures were damaged.

Red Cross officials helped the displaced family find a place to stay. It was unclear how many people were displaced.



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