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Firefighter injured battling blaze near Fresno-Merced county lines

Posted at 5:04 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 08:04:16-04

Firefighters are working to get a wildfire burning near the Fresno-Merced county lines fully contained Thursday morning.

According to CalFire, the blaze erupted Wednesday afternoon south of Los Banos off Interstate 5. 

The blaze covered 1,700 acres, but is 80-percent contained. 

According to ABC30 in Fresno, the blaze injured a firefighter. The firefighter is expected to be OK.