Firefighters injured battling brushfire in Adams County

Three firefighters were injured battling a fast moving brush fire in Adams County. Nine fire companies responded to the scene at about 5 pm Monday evening. One of the firefighters suffered a severe injury when he was struck by a falling tree. He was airlifted to the hospital. No word on his condition. Two other firefighters were sent to the hospital for treatment due to exhaustion.

A Bendersville Fire Chief says the fire covered three acres. The fire was fueled by thick brush. Fire crews were also hampered by gusting 40 mile winds. Fire crews were on the scene until about 8:30 Monday evening.

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