Firefighters injured while containing grass fire in Santa Cruz County

graphic FS Fire 2_1523150793726.jpg.jpg

Three Cal Fire firefighters have been injured after being hit by a falling tree during a grass fire in Santa Cruz County early Sunday morning.

The firefighters were treated at the fire and then taken to a local hospital.

Officials say all three of them are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

More than 50 firefighters responded to a fire around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Eureka Canyon in Corralitos near Buzzard Lagoon Road.

Officials say they were able to stop the fire at less than two acres and is currently 50-percent contained.

In order to reinforce containment lines, crews on the ground and a helicopter continue to stay at the scene of the fire. 

It is unknown how the fire started and remains under investigation, according to authorities.



Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News