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Firefighter burned in Sacramento blaze returns to work

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Sacramento City firefighter Alex Galang experienced his first day back at work on Monday, 10 months after he was burned battling a house blaze.
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Sacramento City firefighter Alex Galang experienced his first day back at work on Monday, 10 months after he was burned battling a house blaze.

Sacramento city firefighter Alex Galang experienced his first day back at work Monday, 10 months after he was burned battling a house blaze.

He was injured when firefighters responded to the blaze in the Colonial Heights neighborhood about 6:30 a.m. Jan. 12. Galang and another firefighter fell into the basement when the fire caused the first floor to give way under their feet.

A third firefighter suffered heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. Galang remained in the UC Davis burn unit the longest.

He hopes to return to full-time duty in January. Galang said in a department video posted on Facebook that it was awesome to be back on the job.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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