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Firefighter, Resident Injured in House Fire in El Sobrante

A firefighter and a resident were injured in a residential fire that started Sunday afternoon in the unincorporated Contra Costa County community of El Sobrante, fire officials said.

Contra Costa County firefighters reported the fire at 4:50 p.m. on Twitter. The fire was located on San Pablo Dam Road.

Paramedics were called to the scene to help the injured firefighter. The firefighter's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition, fire officials said.

A resident of the home was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

As of 5:32 p.m., firefighters had the fire under control, according to fire officials. But crews would remain at the scene for a while. The cause of the blaze was unknown, but it doesn’t look suspicious, fire officials said.

Richmond and El Cerrito fire departments assisted in fighting the fire.

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