2 more firefighters injured as Ferguson Fire continues to grow

Two more firefighters were injured as crews struggled to gain containment Saturday of a relentless inferno fueled by dry terrain and hot weather near Yosemite National Park, officials said.

The Ferguson Fire swelled to 27,129 acres by Saturday — growing by more than 4,000 acres since Friday — and was still only 7 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Two firefighters suffered back injuries and were taken to hospitals Friday, said Jim Mackensen, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

“They’ve been released and are going home to recover,” Mackensen said.

A total of four firefighters have been injured and one killed since the blaze started July 13.
Source: Local News