Firefighters injured while fighting grass blaze

Firefighters injured while fighting grass blaze

30 January 2011

published by www.saljournal.com


Australia — Two Lincoln County firefighters were injured Saturday while fighting a grass fire on Interstate Highway 70 near the Smoky Hill Wind Farm.

Firefighters were dispatched from Lincoln and Ellsworth counties to the scene of an out-of-control grass fire between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, said Rod Job, Lincoln County Emergency Preparedness Director.

Two firefighters from Lincoln County were injured while fighting the blaze. They were treated for non-life threatening burns and “appeared to be in good spirits,” Job said.

The fire was contained about 5 p.m., Job said, and there was no damage reported to wind turbines at the Smoky Hill Wind Farm. The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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