A state firefighter suffered an apparently minor electric shock today when a piece of equipment a "shore line" malfunctioned at a San Diego County firehouse.
What Happened: The crew member was disconecting the shore line connected to an apparatus when the accident at the Ramona-area Cal Fire station occurred shortly before noon, said Nick Schuler, a captain with the agency.
Injuries: Medics took the firefighter to Pomerado Hospital in Poway for an evaluation, according to Schuler; he was likely to be released later today.
Who: An engineer at Station 82 who is in his 30s - reportedly now has a Don King hairstyle
Cause: The cause of the accident was under investigation. but officially it was said "as the engineer was pulling the line, the cord disconnected and his hand came in contact with some wires from the extension cord, causing it to arc" said Cal Fire Capt. Nick Schuler.