US ​​5 firefighters in stable condition after burn injuries battling Montana blaze

01:42  26 july  2021
01:42  26 july  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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In Montana , five firefighters remained hospitalized after a thunderstorm and swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said. The five had joined other crews working on the 1,300-acre Devil’s Creek fire in rough, steep terrain near the town of Jordan. The firefighters included three US Fish and Wildlife Service crew members from North Dakota and two US Department of Agriculture Forest Service firefighters from New Mexico. On Saturday, Governor Greg Gianforte announced that fire crews from California and Utah were coming to Montana to help.

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Five federal firefighters remain hospitalized for burn injuries after winds caused a lightning-induced wildfire to blow toward their direction, The Associated Press reported.

a close up of a fire: Flames consume the bark of a tree © Getty Images Flames consume the bark of a tree

The firefighters, who had been called to assist the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Garfield County and other local authorities, were trying to create a defensive fire line around Devils Creek Fire on Thursday, according to a statement from BLM.

On Sunday, the USDA Forest Service's Southwest region confirmed that two of its agency's crew members received burn injuries.

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At least five firefighters were injured in a fire at a private residence in downtown Brooklyn. Fire officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening. Two of the firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition , while three others were taken to Cornell Medical Center with minor burns . The two-alarm fire at 192 Concord St. started around 4:30 a.m. Thursday and was described as heavy. A number of homes on Concord Street were evacuated. Residents could be seen standing out on the sidewalk as firefighters battled the blaze .

A firefighter who was injured while responding to a five-alarm fire at a townhouse in the Humber Bay neighbourhood on Thursday night is in stable condition . Three district fire chiefs and 13 firetrucks arrived at the scene of the blaze in the area of Lake Shore Boulevard and Palace Pier Court around 6 p.m. The blaze then spread to the roof of the building and to an adjourning unit north of the balcony, police said. One of the three district chiefs who responded to the fire suffered critical injuries at the scene and was subsequently rushed to hospital. At the scene, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg told

"On July 22, two USFS engine crew members from the Quemado RD, Gila NF, sustained burn injuries on the Devils Creek Fire in MT. The firefighters are in stable condition and recovering. Thank you for thinking about our fire personnel working hard on fires across the country," the agency tweeted.

The AP reports that the other three firefighters were crew members with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Forest Service spokeswoman Kari Cobb told the wire service that they were recovering from their injuries at a burn center and were in stable condition.

Cobb told the AP that the crew members were based at the Eastern North Dakota Wetland Management District Complex.

The AP reported that fire had grown to 3,500 acres. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Mark Jacobsen told the AP they hoped they could prevent the fire from approaching Fort Peck Reservoir.

The Hill has reached out to BLM and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for comment.

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