Related: Firefighter Injured While Cleaning Up Tire Shop Fire in Oakley

  • Source: KNTV-TV NBC 11 Bay Area
  • Published: 10/11/2018 11:07 AM

A firefighter was injured while helping clean up a tire fire in Oakley on Wednesday afternoon, according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. The blaze that started shortly before 2:15 a.m. is under an investigation being helped by the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Battalion Chief Ross Macumber said. The firefighter who suffered a hand injury was sent to a hospital and released. Macumber said the firefighter will be taking time off and an update on his condition will be provided in a few days. The injury to the firefighter was a far cry from the near-miss a few firefighters experienced when a train unexpectedly came through the scene when train traffic was supposed to be stopped earlier in the morning, fire officials said.


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