(KMJ) – A firefighter is airlifted to a Valley hospital after being injured while battling the KNP Complex fire. This latest injury comes as this blaze continues to burn in both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
According to fire officials: Monday, a hand crew member working in the Atwell Grove area, west of Silver City, was struck and injured by a rolling rock. The crew member was examined by medics on the incident and flown out to the hospital in Visalia for further care. The patient has made contact with their family members and is currently in stable condition.
This incident comes after four other firefighters were injured last week after they were struck by a falling tree. All four have since been released from hospitals in both Fresno and Visalia.
The KNP Complex fire has been burning in the Sierra Nevada since it was sparked by lightning September 10th. And you can get the very latest on its size, evacuation orders, and containment at its incident page found at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/