Officials: 6 inmate firefighters suffer burns after crew vehicle catches fire in California

  • Source: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
  • Published: 06/08/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Six inmate firefighters were injured when a flash fire occurred in the back of their crew vehicle while working in the Castaic area Tuesday morning. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. near the Golden State Highway and Templin Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “A flash fire occurred in the back of an inmate camp crew vehicle,” Fire Department officials said in a tweet hours after the incident. A flash fire is a sudden burst of flames typically caused by air mixing with a flammable substance and ignited by a heat source Battalion Chief Chad Sourbeer called the fire “spontaneous,” which he described as being “a little odd.” All six victims were taken to hospitals with mild to moderate burns and are in stable condition. One was taken to a critical burn center as a precaution because of where the burns were located, Sourbeer said.


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