Country Fire Near Cool Injures Two Firefighters
Country Fire Near Cool Injures Two Firefighters


A FAST-MOVING WILDFIRE PROMPTING MANDATORY EVACUATIONS. WE START TONIGHT WITH THE BREAKING NEWS IN EL DORADO COUNTY WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THAT FOR YOU FOR A WHILE, IT’S THIS IS AN AGGRESSIVE FIGHT, TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE HURT TRYING TO CONTAIN THE FIRE, THANKS FOR JOINING US. THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW, THE SO- CALLED COUNTRY FIRE HAS SCORCHED AT LEAST 75 ACRES, IT’S BURNING IN THE AREA OF HIGHWAY 193, AND COUNTRY HILLS LANE, MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN PLACE NEAR A SUBDIVISION NORTH OF HIGHWAY 193 CALLED AUBURN LAKE TRAILS, THERE ARE ALSO EVACUATIONS JUST SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY NEAR COURAGEOUS ROAD, THIS APPEARS TO BE BURNING EAST OF THE SUBDIVISION. STEVE LARGE IS ON THE SCENE, YOU’RE HAVING A TOUGH TIME HEARING IS TO TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW. Reporter: I CAN UPDATE YOU, THERE IS A GARDEN VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT ENGINE THAT WAS BURNED OVER HERE, IN THE FIRE PROTECTION THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING, YOU CAN SEE IT THERE, THE FRONT END OF THAT FIRE ENGINE IS BURNED OVER, IT IS COMPLETELY DAMAGED THERE AT THE FRONT END, WE HAVE REPORTS OF TWO FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE HURT, AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS HEARD WERE IN FACT IN THIS ENGINE BUT IT APPEARS THAT THIS ENGINE WAS RESPONDING TO PERHAPS DO SOME STRUCTURE PROTECTION AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LAND ON THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY IS ALL BLACK AND OVER, AND WE DON’T HAVE ANY WORD HERE THAT A STRUCTURE WAS LOST, BUT CLEARLY THIS IS AN AREA THAT THIS FIRE HIT AND HIT HARD, AND SURPRISED FIREFIGHTERS WHO WERE RUSHING TO THE SCENE HERE TO DO SOME STRUCTURE PROTECTION. IT’S A BUSY STRETCH OF HIGHWAY 192 RIGHT HERE, NOT ONLY FIREFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND, BUT ALSO AN AIR ATTACK THAT WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING, HELICOPTERS AND FIXED BOTH DROPPING WATER FROM ABOVE, AND REFUELING AND RESOURCING, THE WATER IN NEARBY AREAS. AGAIN, A LOT OF HOMES IN THIS COMMUNITY THAT ARE NOW UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO SAY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND SAID FIVE MINUTES AND YOU GOT TO GET OUT, AND THAT’S WHAT THEY DID WITH WE WILL GO BACK TO THE PICTURE OF THIS ENGINE THAT SHOWS YOU HOW QUICKLY THE FLAMES MUST BE SPREADING, AND HAVE BEEN SPREADING, THIS FIRE BREAKING OUT AT 130 IN THE AFTERNOON, AND EXPLODING INSIDE, THAT MIGHT BE THE BEST EXAMPLE OF IT RIGHT THERE. INCREDIBLE PICTURE THERE, STEVE, WE KNOW THOSE FIREFIGHTERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WE DON’T KNOW THEIR CONDITIONS WE ARE TOLD THAT THEIR INJURIES ARE MINOR, BUT

1 thought on “Country Fire Near Cool Injures Two Firefighters”

  1. innerviews897 says:

    wow this truck looks like from the wtc–only front is burned, looks melted
    seats appear intact, windshield is gone

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