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Sacramento firefighter burned while battling house fire

A Sacramento firefighter was injured while battling a house fire early Tuesday.

Dominic DeRose suffered moderate burn injuries from the fire in the 6300 block of Logan Street, said Chris Harvey, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman. The fire began about 3 a.m. and was contained within 15 minutes in a vacant house. The cause is under investigation.

DeRose was one of the first firefighters to enter the burning house, Harvey said. He received burns and other injuries while operating as the nozzle firefighter on Engine 56, according to the Fire Department. DeRose was wearing all of his protective clothing and equipment when he sustained the injuries, the department said.

While not life-threatening, the injuries “are more severe than initially thought” when DeRose was taken to UC Davis Medical Center. He is receiving treatment at the UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center.

Because it involves a work-related injury, Harvey said Cal/OSHA will investigate the incident.

DeRose has been with the department since November.

Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks: 916-321-1418, @ayoonhendricks