A firefighter from the Kern County Fire Department was injured Wednesday while fighting the water fire near Digier Canyon, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

The firefighter is in stable condition.

The injury occurred around 1:30 p.m. from a rolling rock, officials say, where moderate injuries were sustained.

Helicopter 408 utilized its hoist capabilities with a paramedic on board to extricate the injured firefighter, according to the Kern County Fire Department. They were transported to a local hospital where evaluation and treatment is being provided.

The firefighter is a member of Crew 7 and was actively engaged in ground fire suppression efforts at the time.

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Old Fodgey

I don't want to be seen as disrespectful of this brave fire fighter's injury. My comment is directed at TBC's "proofreading." Are things really so dry out there we are having water fires?

REMUDA

Yep . . . 'water on the brain' . . . and no description of the fire or where Digier Cyn is located (Lebec) and why and how . . .? --

https://www.bakersfield.com/news/breaking/firefighters-issue-advisory-evacuation-to-digier-canyon-residents-due-to/article_6451c91a-b6cf-11e8-9469-1fa5bba23c46.html

Username

That's the name of the fire. It's called the Water Fire. I don't know what more you want from TBC...

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=2247

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