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Blind Man Rescued From Pittsburg Fire, Officer Injured

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    Blind Man Rescued From Pittsburg Fire, Officer Injured
    Contra Costa County Fire
    A blind man was rescued from a single-family house fire near West 11th and York street in Pittsburg. (Aug. 24, 2016)

    A Pittsburg police officer cut his hand while rescuing a blind man who was trapped inside his burning home on Wednesday evening, Contra Costa County firefighters said.

    The officer suffered a severe cut on his forearm by falling glass and the man suffered serious smoke inhalation injuries, firefighters said.

    The two-alarm fire, reported at 7:20 p.m. near West 11th and York streets, was extinguished and is estimated to have caused about $202,000 in damage.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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