N.C. FF hit by vehicle, severely injured at brush fire
Heavy smoke reduced visibility, according to Robeson County Fire Marshal Stephanie Chavis
By Leila Merrill
LUMBERTON, N.C. — A firefighter with the Allenton Volunteer Fire Department was struck by a vehicle and severely injured Thursday at the scene of a brush fire, WMBF reported.
Robeson County Fire Marshal Stephanie Chavis said that heavy smoke reduced visibility in the area. The firefighter was on the side of the road at the time and was airlifted to a hospital.
Chavis said the firefighter sustained leg fractures, and had abdominal bleeding and possible head trauma.
In a Facebook post, the department asked people to “remember the family and the members of our Fire Department for the days to come in such a troubling time.”