3 Calif. firefighters hurt while battling wildfire
Cal Fire officials said the firefighters were moving away from a falling tree while battling the Buzzard fire when they were injured
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. — Three firefighters were injured Sunday while battling a wildfire.
KSBW reported that over 50 Cal Fire firefighters were responding to the Buzzard fire when three firefighters were injured while moving away from a falling tree.
The firefighters were treated by paramedics at the scene before they were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Cal Fire Division Chief Jonathan Cox told Mercury News the injuries appear to have been caused by a “snag,” or a standing dead tree that is at a higher risk of falling in a fire.
Cox said all three firefighters were released from the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
The cause of the wildfire is currently under investigation.