VIDEO: Cal Fire has opened an investigation into how a local fire department’s fire engine was burnt over, leaving two firefighters hurt during the Country Fire in the community of Cool Thursday.
The twisted and burnt front end of a Garden Valley Fire Department engine sits in the middle of a blackened property. Two firefighters in the vehicle were forced to deploy their personal safety device shelters after being trapped by the flames as the fire burned over them.
Dispatch audio describes the first call to rescue them.
“We have a burn over with shelters deployed,” a dispatcher said. “On that also would like one medivac helicopter.”
The Garden Valley Firefighters were transported to the UC Davis Medical Center by ground. Authorities described their injuries as minor, with smoke inhalation and small burns.