Sunday, November 18, 2018

Firefighters Injured on Early Morning Vegetation Fire #CAfires

Firefighters Injured on Early Morning Vegetation Fire

 Corralitos - Firefighters from throughout Santa Cruz County responded to an early morning vegetation fire in the area of Eureka Canyon in Corralitos near Buzzard Lagoon Road. 
 Over 50 firefighters were able to stop the fire at less than two acres. The fire is currently 50% contained. 
 Two firefighters were injured during the firefight after being struck by a falling tree. Both firefighters were treated at scene by advanced life support paramedics and transported by ambulance to local hospitals for further treatment. 
 The cause of the fire is under investigation. Ground crews and one helicopter will remain at scene throughout the day to reinforce containment lines and patrol.

CAL FIRE San Mateo - Santa Cruz Unit
Contact: Jonathan Cox, Division Chief
(650) 861-4084
Release Date: November 18, 2018

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