Navajo Interagency Hotshots Treated and Released
Incident: Cedar Fire Wildfire
Yesterday, June 28, 2016 at approximately 2:30pm, members of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew were working along a section of uncontained fire line on the west side of the Cedar Fire. It is unknown exactly what conditions changed but six crew members were forced to deploy their fire shelters.
All of the firefighters were able to walk out of the fire area and were transported to Summit Healthcare in Show Low, Arizona. The firefighters were treated and released from the hospital that evening.
A serious Accident Investigation Team is responding to the incident and will conduct a comprehensive investigation on circumstances surrounding the deployment.
Fort Apache Agency requests media not contact Navajo Hotshots directly. All media requests should be directed to Cedar Fire Information.