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Feb 27, 2011 6:46 PM

Sacramento firefighter hurt in fall battling fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a veteran Sacramento firefighter is hospitalized with a serious back injury after falling from a roof of a home while battling a fire.

A Sacramento Fire Department spokesman says Capt. Gene Dibble suffered a fracture to his lower spine in the fall around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Spokesman Jonathan Burgess told The Sacramento Bee that Dibble is expected to recover from his injury without paralysis.

Dibble has been with the department for 24 years.

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