Officials with the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks said in a Facebook post that the group was working near the southern end of the KNP Complex Fire Thursday, Oct. 7, when a radio transmission came in alerting officials of the incident.
One of the injured is an employee with Cal Fire, while the other three are firefighters with the California Conservation Corps. All four were taken to area hospitals Thursday and as of Friday morning, they were released, according to park officials.
As of Friday, Oct. 8, the KNP Complex Fire is 11% contained. The fire has grown to about 86,000 acres since being sparked by lightning on Sept. 10. The fire is burning in the Sequoia National Forest.
The Associated Press reports the fire’s impact on giant sequoia groves was mixed. Most saw low- to medium-intensity fire behavior that the sequoias have evolved to survive, Christy Brigham, head of resource management and science for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks told the Associated Press.
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify that the injured California Conservation Corps members are firefighters.)
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