2 FFs critically burned battling SoCal wildfire
The Orange County Fire Authority handcrew members suffered second- and third-degree burns while working the Silverado Fire
By Janelle Foskett
IRVINE, Calif. — Two Orange County Fire Authority handcrew members suffered severe burns on Monday while battling the Silverado Fire.
The members, ages 26 and 31, suffered second- and third-degree burns and are currently intubated, Fire Chief Brian Fennessy reported outside of the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana.
At approximately 12:15 pm this afternoon two OCFA Handcrew members were critically injured fighting the #SilveradoFire. Aged 26 and 31, both are covered in second and third degree burns and are currently intibated. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/xkWZMKP4SV— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) October 26, 2020
The department later updated that one member’s burns covered 65% of their body and the other member’s burns covered 50% of their body.
The Silverado Fire ignited around 6:40 a.m. in the area of Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads on the edge of Limestone Canyon Regional Park, near Irvine, California. The blaze has scored 4,000 acres and is 0% contained.