Firefighter hurt working a fire near Roosevelt

Firefighter hurt working a fire near Roosevelt

18 July 2008

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USA — A firefighter was injured after a fall Thursday while battling the Mill Hollow wildfire in the Roosevelt area.
The firefighter was transported by helicopter to University Hospital, but no further details were immediately available on the cause of the fall or the firefighter’s name and condition.

A spokeswoman said the crews were working on securing the eastern flank of the fire, and while there is some steep terrain in the area, it was not clear how far the firefighter fell.

A specialized wildland fire team has taken over managing the blaze, which at last estimate encompassed about 533 acres in the Ashley National Forest. There are 68 firefighters, two helicopters, three engines and two water-tenders assigned to the fire, according to a news release.

Crews worked Thursday to keep the blaze away from Flat Ridge Spring drainage, and they closed a few roads and trails along the east and north end of Cat’s Peak.

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