County of Marin - News Releases - Carr Fire

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2018

Three Marin Firefighters Being Treated for Burns

Injuries sustained while providing mutual aid in Shasta County

Woodacre, CA – Three Marin County Fire Department firefighters were treated July 26 for burns sustained while fighting the Carr Fire in Shasta County. The firefighters were assigned to structure defense at the time of the incident. The engine’s personnel experienced a sudden blast of heat from vegetation adjacent to a structure.

The three firefighters were treated at Mercy Hospital in Redding. All three were evaluated for burns to the ears, face, and hands and later released. One firefighter was receiving further evaluation July 27 at UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento.

The three firefighters were identified as:

  • Engineer Scott Pederson, age 37, 19 years with the department.
  • Firefighter Tyler Barnes, age 34, 4 years with the department.
  • Firefighter Brian Cardoza, age 26, 3 months with the department.

"At this time we are focusing on the health of our firefighters and ensuring peer support is in place for the members of the strike team," Chief Jason Weber said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two firefighters who lost their lives yesterday battling the same fire." 


Bret McTigue
Battalion Chief
Marin County Fire Department

33 Castle Rock Ave.
Woodacre, CA 94973
(415) 473-6717
Email: Bret McTigue
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