Firefighter injured by falling tree after a drop of water

He is hospitalized and discharged

Canyon Fire
Canyon Fire as seen from Sunol Ridge 1 camera at 2:37 PM on June 23, 2022

A Fremont, California firefighter was injured Thursday while working on a northeastern city canyon fire near Sunol, Alameda County. The Fremont Fire Department said Thursday night, “The firefighter had a falling tree after a water drop operation. Fortunately, the firefighter was released from the hospital this evening and is expected to be fine.”

A reporter from KPIX TV, KatiePPIX, said another firefighter was taken to hospital with heat after working in “temperatures close to three digits”.

The spread of the fire stopped after it burned 71 acres. Firefighters were assisted by helicopters and air carriers.

In the second video below, a large Type I helicopter can be seen dropping onto the Canyon Fire.

On May 29, 2022, three firefighters were injured when they were shocked by water that fell from a large Type I helicopter on the Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire in New Mexico. They were not directly injured by the water, but rather hit the rocks with the force of the drop. It happened as they crossed a steep, rocky patch of land made up of boulders two to three feet in diameter, according to a preliminary report. The most severely injured have undergone several surgeries to repair facial fractures and patella fractures.

In 2018, three firefighters were injured and one was killed by falling tree debris as a result of an air tanker crash. The accident occurred at a farmhouse fire that was part of the Mendocino fire complex east of Ukiah, California.

Thanks and tip of the hat goes to Tom.

author: Bill Jabert

After working full-time in prairie fires for 33 years, he continues to learn, striving to be a student of wildfire. Looking at all of Bill Gabert’s posts

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