ALTURAS, Calif. August 11, 2017 – At approximately 7:45 am, August 11, 2017, a Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc. contracted fire crew transport truck assigned to the Parker 2 Fire was involved in a single vehicle, motor vehicle accident on Highway 299 near Cedarville, California. Eight firefighters were injured. Five were transported to local medical facilities by ambulance; three were transported by air ambulance. Seven of the firefighters have been treated and released, and one firefighter is still undergoing medical treatment.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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At this time, we will be focusing on the health and safety of our crew members. Firestorm will provide additional information as it becomes available.
The Firestorm family extends their appreciation for the support, outreach and prayers.