Wash. firefighter struck by vehicle while in Calif. for wildfire aid
The Washington firefighter was in Malibu to respond to the Woolsey fire when he was struck by a civilian vehicle
MALIBU, Calif. — A firefighter who traveled to southern California to help with wildfire response was injured Thursday after being struck by a vehicle.
KING5 reported that the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighter from Washington was airlifted to a hospital in Thousand Oaks after being struck by a civilian vehicle on the highway, according to California Highway Patrol.
Officials said the firefighter suffered severe chest trauma, but his injuries are non-life threatening.
"Our focus at this time is on the firefighter, his family, our fire district and our community," SKFR officials said.
The crash is currently under investigation.