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Redding firefighter suffers broken leg while working Thomas Fire

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Courtesy: SB County Fire - Mike Eliason Courtesy: SB County Fire - Mike Eliason

A firefighter from Redding is heading home to Northern California after breaking his leg while fighting the Thomas Fire in Carpinteria. 

Fire officials say the injury happened in the foothills about Carpinteria on Sunday morning. 

Redding Firefighters posted a press release from the city of Redding about the firefighter's condition to Twitter Monday morning.

The name of the firefighter has not been released. 

The Redding firefighter is said to be "in good spirits" and will head home to recover. 

This is the only major firefighter injury reported so far at the Thomas Fire. 

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni told KSBY crews are suffering from eye irritation due to heavy smoke and ash. 

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