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Third firefighter injured battling Lilac Fire in San Diego County

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A third firefighter has been injured battling the Lilac Fire in San Diego County.

Authorities say it happened Friday night at a large ranch north of San Diego when a tree fell on the firefighter.

The CALFIRE crew member was taken from the scene on a stretcher. No word on the extent of his injuries.

Two other firefighters have been injured. One suffered smoke inhalation and the other had a dislocated shoulder.

During the firefight, animals have been killed and dozens of homes have been destroyed.

The fire was 20% contained on Saturday and threatened 1,500 structures.

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