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Wildland Fire Burn over-3 Firefighters injured,2 Engines destroyed

North Carolina: firefighters and fire trucks burned
Written by Bill on April 8th, 2010

On a 65-acre fire in Jackson County, North Carolina, three firefighters were injured and three fire trucks were destroyed or damaged in the Wilmont community on Bradley Branch Road. Two of the firefighters sustained minor burns and were treated at the scene. A third firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and was airlifted to Memorial Mission Hospital for treatment, according to state forest ranger Kerry Lathrop.

Two vehicles burned in the fire, including a North Carolina Forest Service vehicle and one driven by the chief of the Qualla Fire Department. A third vehicle belonging to the Qualla FD was heavily damaged. One home on Bradley Branch Road also burned.

Residents in the area were forced to evacuate on Wednesday, but heavy rain moved into the area this morning, making the job of mopup much

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Added: Apr-11-2010 Occurred On: Apr-11-2010
By: Fire37Rescue
Tags: WildlandFire, ForestryFirefighters, burnover, VFDinjured, DeptNaturalResources, DNR, Fire
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