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Rattlesnake Bites Firefighter at La Cima Conservation Camp in Julian

A firefighter was bitten by a rattlesnake at the La Cima Conservation Camp Friday, Cal Fire confirmed.

One of Cal Fire's inmate firefighters was airlifted to a nearby hospital after he was bitten in the afternoon. There was no information available on his current condition, according to Cal Fire.

The firefighter is a state prison inmate working for Cal Fire through the state's Conservation (Fire) Camps program. La Cima is one of four locations where the inmate hand crews are stationed.

No other information was immediately available.

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