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U.S. Forest Service Firefighter sustains minor injuries during controlled burn

ORICK- A U.S. Forest Service Firefighter was injured during a controlled burn east of Orick.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. on monday near Bald Hills Road. Forest Service officials say during the controlled burn, spot fires ignited outside of the controlled zone. Forest service officials say a Plumas National Forest Firefighter was caught in between two of the spot fires and he deployed his wildland fire shelter to take cover. The 30-year-old firefighter received minor burns to his hands and forearms.  He was rescued and airlifted to Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, where he was released about an hour later. The incident is under investigation.