Photo Gallery 7 Images
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Reports of a car fire in California just north of the Collier Tunnel brought Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) to a scene where two people were significantly burned. The incident happened on Tuesday evening around 5 p.m.
According to IVFD, fire crews arrived to find a fully-involved car fire and the two burn patients, and a IVFD paramedic began patient assessment and treatment until AMR teams could arrive.
AMR Medic 4 took over treatment of the patients as soon as they arrived on the scene. Both patients had 'numerous burns,' according to IVFD.
Responders requested medical helicopters from both Mercy Flights and Reach—however, neither could take to the sky due to poor weather conditions. Instead, a second ambulance was requested from Del Norte County.
When the IVFD 8901 truck arrived, fire crews began extinguishing the fire, which was still fully-involved. Soon trucks from the Gasquet Fire District (GFD) in California arrived and took over fighting the car fire.
The cause of the car fire is under investigation by California Highway Patrol and GFD.
- Two People Badly Burned in California Car Fire
- Tree Badly Damages Home After Falls on Master Bedroom
- California Fires Burn 1 Million Acres in 2017
- Thousands Evacuated From California Burn Areas
- Northern California Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Burn Homes
- Fire Managers Start Controlled Burns
- Number of People Ordered to Flee California Fires Hits 15,000
- 13 People Dead After California Bar Shooting
- Finding Missing People in Paradise, California
- California Wildfire Burns Twelve Buildings, Threatens Hundreds More