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Idaho inmate firefighter caught after leaving California fire line

Angelo Diaz. Photo courtesy IDOC.

The Idaho Department of Correction says an inmate assigned to a fire crew in California was captured after walking away for about three hours.

IDOC says Angelo Manuel Diaz, 37, was reported missing around 111:30 a.m. Friday morning near the town of Sonoma.

After he was located by a Napa County Sheriff's deputy, IDOC says Diaz claimed he had gotten lost while going to use the restroom.

IDOC says Diaz and his 19-member crew have been in California for nearly a week.

Diaz is serving a ten year sentence from Bannock County for possession of a controlled substance.

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