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2 firefighters ‘seriously injured’ in wildfires in Orange County: report

2 firefighters 'seriously injured' in wildfires in Orange County: report

Los Angeles – Two firefighters “seriously injured” Wildfire in Irvine, California., As the area experienced a dangerous fire environment on Monday, contributed to rapidly moving fires, leading to the evacuation of more than 100,000 residents.

The Los Angeles Times Reported Two firefighters were injured in a Silverado fire in Orange County.

The firefighters, aged 26 and 31, are currently being held at the Orange County Global Medical Center, the report said. More than half of their bodies suffered second- and third-degree burns, the paper said. The Associated Press reported that it was not clear how the injuries occurred.

A firefighter is battling Silverado Fire on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Irvine, California. (AP Photo / JC Hong)

“We are doing everything we can for them,” Orange County Fire Authority chief Brian Fennsey said in the paper.

Santa Ana winds will reach 50 to 80 mph in most parts of Southern California, with some strong winds blowing through Orange County, where two towns will blow through the Brush Hills near major town centers.

Southern California Edison has reported to the state Public Utilities Commission, which is investigating whether its equipment provoked the fire.

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The utility said the wire that hit the telecommunication line to the auxiliary cable may have touched the 12,000-volt SCE conducting line above it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report