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.


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