Three firefighters injured after Yuma brush fire

Three firefighters injured after Yuma brush fire

YUMA, AZ - Three firefighters are being treated for burns after responding to a call over the weekend.

Attending to a brush fire on Friday, March 16, two State Forestry firefighters were burned after falling into an ash pit.

According to a news release, the first firefighter suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns and was flown to the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix, where he remains in the hospital.

The second firefighter was treated at a Yuma-area hospital and released.

On Saturday, a third firefighter was responding to the same incident, now known as the Laguna Fire, when he suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene.

All three firefighters are expected to make full recoveries.

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