County of Marin - News Releases - Woodward Fire

For Immediate Release
August 22, 2020

Firefighters Rescued by Sonoma County Sheriff Helicopter

Quick response by helicopter crew aids in rescue

Point Reyes, CA – At approximately 8:01 PM on August 21, 2020, two Firefighters notified Woodward Fire communications their exit route was compromised by fire. The Firefighters were able to make it to a ridge clearing about 75 yards from the active fire that cut off their exit route.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office rescue helicopter Henry one was immediately requested to extract the Firefighters.

By 8:42 PM both Firefighters were extracted via long line and no injuries were reported.

Thanks to the quick action by the crew on Henry 1 our Firefighters are safe. No further information will be released at this time.

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Ongoing updates about the Woodward fire can be accessed from the Marin County Fire Department Information Hotline at 415-473-7191 and on the department’s Twitter feed.


Brenton Schneider
Marin County Sheriff's Office

1600 Los Gamos Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Email: Brenton Schneider
Sheriff-Coroner website