A Kern County firefighter was injured after falling from a 30 foot cliff while fighting a fire burning south of Kern County.
The firefighter fell Tuesday morning while mapping the fire and sustained a few broken bones, according to Fire Chief Brian Marshall. He was hoisted from a helicopter and airlifted to Kern Medical where he is recovering, KCFD said.
The firefighter was helping with the Pleito Fire around Intestate 5 and Highway 166.
The fire was put out by noon after burning about 100 acres.
This is the eighth firefighter injury this month, KCFD confirmed. Seven Kern County firefighters were injured earlier this month in a series of fires near Arvin and Lebec
This is the 8th #KernCounty #Firefighter injured this month. “Doing more with less” is the Kern County way and will have catastrophic results for all Safety Employees and civilians!— Kern County Firefighters 1301 (@KCFF1301) July 24, 2018