A Madera County Sheriff’s sergeant received minor injuries to his face while responding to a small grass fire early Friday morning.
The grass fire was reported at around 5:30 a.m. and was located along Highway 41 north of Rocky Cut, according to a sheriff’s news release.
Cal Fire was also on the scene in response to the fire, which was contained to about half of an acre.
The sergeant’s injuries were caused by what a Madera County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson called “unidentified flying debris.” The sergeant was treated at a regional hospital and has been cleared to return to full duty.
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The cause of the fire is still under investigation, per the sheriff’s department. The department is not releasing the name of the injured sergeant at this time.