Two Wildland Fire Engines Burned Over in the North Eden Fire

Two fire vehicles fighting the North Eden Wildfire were destroyed today by wind-driven flames. A heavy engine from Woodruff Fire Department and a light engine from the State Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands responded to the fire’s west flank. One engine experienced a mechanical problem and as both crews tried to make the vehicle mobile again, flames quickly moved toward the scene cutting off their escape route. The group of three firefighters was forced to leave the vehicles and escape into the black. No injuries were reported.


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