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Los Angeles County Fire Department alerts California personal injury attorneys- Two firefighters died while battling the wildfire in the San Gabriel foothills.
Los Angeles, CA—Two Los Angeles County firefighters became victims of the raging Los Angeles wildfire, which scorched more than 42,500 acres. The two firefighters died as a result of a vehicle wreck on Sunday, August 30, 2009, on a road near Mount Gleason, as reported by The New York Times.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the two victims were battling the wildfire on a road near Mt. Gleason, south of Acton, when the intense flames ignited a fire fighting camp. The two men identified as, Arnaldo Quinones, 35, of Palmdale, and Tedmund Hall, 47, San Bernardino County, reportedly attempted to take shelter and escape the fire in a vehicle. As the two firefighters retreated, the vehicle plummeted down a slope. Both the firefighters suffered fatal injuries sustained in the crash and the approaching flames.
So far, at least four other injuries have been reported in connection with the wildfire. Three people were seriously burned on Sunday, when they failed to evacuate. A firefighter was also treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. The wildfire named the Station Fire, ignited on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. The Station Fire has threatened nearly 12,500 homes in the San Gabriel foothills and burned 42,500 acres of underbrush. More than 2, 800 firefighters have been battling the fire by building fire breaks around the outside of the burn area, and dumping water onto the fire with the aid of helicopters and planes.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California personal injury lawyers.