MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) — Two firefighters battling the Woodward Fire in Marin County sustained minor injuries from falling debris while working the fire Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Point Reyes National Seashore Twitter account posted about the incident, saying that the firefighters were transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation after receiving non-life-threatening injuries.
Two firefighters sustained non-life-threatening injuries from falling debris late this morning fighting the #WoodwardFire. They were each transported by ambulance to a local hospital where they received medical screening and care. No further info will be released at this time. pic.twitter.com/sMZE1JcZ1m
— Point Reyes NPS (@PointReyesNPS) August 27, 2020
There was no further information about the incident.
Earlier Thursday, fire officials said the Woodward Fire in the Point Reyes National Seashore area of Marin County covered 2,860 acres and was 8 percent contained.
There are still no residential structural losses, but there are a considerable number of structures threatened by the fire, according to Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber.
The firefighters are challenged in the northeast portion of the fire near Mount Wittenberg due to the winds in this area, as well as in the Olema Valley area.
There are spot fires on the south side of Mount Wittenberg, and the lower end of the south side of the fire, near Baldy Trail, is seeing improvement, according to Weber.
The areas that have been evacuated due to the wildfire include those living in Silverhills Road, Fox Drive and Noren Way south of Inverness Park, according to Marin County sheriff’s Sgt. Brenton Schneider.
Limantour Road and Bear Valley Road are still closed due to the wildfire. The evacuation warning area expanded in Olema to the east side of state Highway 1 to Olema Hill.