CAL FIRE engine rolls over, two firefighters injured

From the Napa Valley Register in northern California:

Two Napa County firefighters were injured Saturday morning [September 5] when the engine in which they were riding swerved off Wooden Valley Road east of Napa and rolled down an embankment.

Cal Fire spokesman Joe Fletcher said the engine was en route to a reported motorcycle accident around 11:30 a.m. when dispatchers cancelled the call. As the engine was returning to its station, it rolled off the edge of the road and came to rest in a creek bed about 100 feet below the pavement.

One firefighter was able to extricate himself from the wreck; the other had to be helped out by other firefighters arriving at the scene, Fletcher said in a news release. Both were treated for minor injuries.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.