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News People Burned

September 06, 1987|United Press International

VISALIA, Calif. — A reporter and photographer for the Visalia Times-Delta suffered first- and second-degree burns on their backs when wind whipped up flames on a backfire at the scene of a fire in the Sierra Nevada. Photographer Robert Hanashiro and reporter Dan Montgomery were burned while they were with Department of Forestry Battalion Chief Candace Gregory on a trip to the fire lines of a 3,600-acre blaze in Tulare County.

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