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2 Calif. firefighters struck at scene of highway crash

A Santa Barbara County captain is in serious but stable condition in an ICU; an engineer has been released from the hospital


Two Santa Barbara County firefighters were struck at the scene of a rollover crash.

Photo/Santa Barbara County Fire Department

By Leila Merrill

GAVIOTA, Calif. — Two firefighters were injured early Wednesday at the scene of a previous crash on Highway 101, KSBY reported.

Members of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department were responding to a single-vehicle rollover crash when another vehicle struck a captain and an engineer working at the scene.

Both were transported to a nearby hospital.

Captain Scott Safechuck, the department’s public information officer, said on Twitter that the injured captain was moved to the intensive care unit in serious but stable condition. The engineer was released from the hospital and will continue recovering at home.

The crash is under investigation.