California Firefighter Hurt in Fall Off Cliff


A two-alarm fire along the American River Parkway in Fair Oaks threatened several nearby homes Friday.

The fire started just before 3 p.m. near Villa Court and took nearly an hour to get under control.

More than 30 firefighters helped tackle the flames, which scorched more than 2 acres.

One firefighter hurt his ribs when he fell down a cliff. Another suffered heat exhaustion. Both were treated at a hospital.

Crews mopped up into Friday evening.

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