6 inmate firefighters suffer burns in flash fire after training exercise in Angeles National Forest

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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Six inmate firefighters were rushed to the hospital for burn injuries they suffered in a flash fire in the back of a vehicle after a training exercise in the Angeles National Forest Tuesday.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. -- Six inmate firefighters were rushed to the hospital for burn injuries they suffered in a flash fire in the Angeles National Forest Tuesday.

The incident happened in the back of a vehicle at the conclusion of a training exercise near Golden State Highway and Templin Highway at around 11:12 a.m.

Five of the inmates working with the California Department of Corrections suffered mild to moderate burn injuries, while the sixth was described as being in critical condition.

All six victims were taken to hospitals in the area for treatment of their injuries. They are all expected to recover.

The crews were working with L.A. County Fire.