14 firefighters, bulldozer operators overtaken by flames in California mountains
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says 14 firefighters and bulldozer operators have been hurt while battling a wildfire in central California. One is in critical condition.
The Forest Service says the crew's injuries include burns and smoke inhalation.
Three were airlifted Tuesday to a hospital, including one in critical condition.
Officials say they were fighting the Dolan Fire in Los Padres National Forest when the firefighters had to deploy their emergency shelters.
California has already set a record with 2 million acres burned this year.
The state's largest utility turned off power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent more blazes.