Courtesy of the Redding Fire Department Redding Engine 15 suffered heavy damage while operating at the Eiler fire on Aug. 1.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Redding Fire Department
Two pumpers were damaged Friday while firefighters were working on structure protection at the Eiler Fire in northern California.
The crews were working to protect homes around 8 p.m. off of Highway 89 in Hat Creek.
A Redding Fire Department engine suffered significant damage while an engine from the Shasta Lake Fire District received minor damage, according to CAL Fire's Shasta-Trinity Unit PIO Lori Mathiesen,
There were no injuries to the crews from these rigs, however another firefighter was evaluated for smoke inhalation.
The extent of damage to the apparatus has not been released and officials are looking into how the rigs were damaged.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Eiler Fire consumed more than 22,700 acres by Sunday afternoon.