For Immediate ReleaseJuly 27, 2018
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:
"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 McTigueBattalion ChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Bret McTigueMarin County Fire website