A Stanislaus National Forest Fire Engine was involved in a vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 7:30 am on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Highway 168 and Shepard Avenue in Clovis, CA. The accident occurred between a private citizen and the U.S. Forest Service Fire engine. The wild land fire engine, which was providing additional fire suppression coverage for Sierra National Forest, was traveling from their hotel to the High Sierra Ranger District located in Prather CA. The accident did not occur on National Forest Service land. There are no major wild fires on the Sierra National Forest at this time. All five personnel from the Forest Service engine were injured in the accident, one with major injuries and one with moderate injuries and the other three firefighter’s sustained minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation with the California Highway Patrol. The Sierra National Forest Public Affairs Office is still gathering information and will provide updates as the case develops.
-- Sierra National Forest