Falling Tree Knocks out La. Firefighter

The burning tree was cut down, and fell the wrong way, hitting the firefighter.


A Lousiana firefighter is in an intensive care unit after suffering injuries after being hit by a falling tree Wednesday night.

DeSoto Fire District No. 1 Firefighter Hayden Ezernack was knocked unconscious by the tree, according to The Shreveport Times.

He was flown to LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

Fire Chief Jack Canton said the tall, burning tree that was cut down to keep a woods fire from spreading.

Ezernack has been with the department since 2009.