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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

USFS: Nine Firefighters Injured When Crew Buggy Rolls In ANF

9 firefighters injured in Calif. apparatus crash
Two firefighters required extrication and four were airlifted after the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid an animal



PALMDALE, Calif. — At least nine firefighters were injured in California on Monday when their U.S. Forest Service truck crashed near the Angeles National Forest.



The apparatus rolled off the road in Palmdale after the driver swerved to avoid an animal, according to KABC.

Los Angeles County firefighters extricated two firefighters from the truck, which was transporting them back to their station after a shift.

Four firefighters were airlifted to local hospitals.

All of the injuries sustained were minor to moderate.

Source: Fire Rescue 1 -  Link

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