Calif. firefighter flown to hospital after being hurt in wildfire

A firefighter battling the Water Fire was assisting in on-ground operations when he was injured, according to Kern County Fire Department officials

By FireRescue1 Staff

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A firefighter was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday after being injured while battling a wildfire.

KTLA reported that the firefighter was helping with on-ground fire operations in the Water Fire when he was injured by a tumbling rock.

The firefighter was airlifted by a firefighting helicopter to Kern Medical Center in stable condition with moderate injuries.

The Water Fire grew to 35 acres within 30 minutes, according to a fire department tweet.



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