Los Angeles wildfire sends 5 firefighters to hospital

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On Tuesday firefighters from LA city, LA county, and the U.S. Forest service suppressed a 20-acre fire in the Los Angeles community of Sunland. And as described by Erik Scott and Brian Humphrey of the LA city FD:

During emergency fireground operations in rugged terrain, a total of five firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries. The injured included two Los Angeles Firefighters, one suffering a severe ankle sprain, the other fracturing a bone in his lower leg. Also injured were three Hand Crew members supervised by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, including one who suffered multiple bee stings, and two others who fell ill due to heat exhaustion.

All five were taken to area hospitals by LAFD Rescue Ambulance, where they were treated and released to remain off-duty.

No other injuries were reported.

Be careful out there.


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