Two Firefighters Injured in Taylor Bridge Fire

Two firefighters fighting the Taylor Bridge fire, the largest in Washington, were injured as winds whipped up the flames, reports The Oregonian.

One man suffered dehydration and another was burned on the face, said Mark Grassel, a spokesman for the incident management team.

The firefighter who was burned was working with an engine crew at the northwest edge of the fire when a tree torched. He was scorched while fleeing on foot. After being treated at the scene, he was taken to a local hospital and is now at home recovering.

The Taylor Bridge fire has destroyed at least 60 homes, forced the evacuation of hundreds and killed livestock.

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