HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Kauai Fire Department said a fire fighting incident almost claimed the life of one of their own in Kealia on Sunday.
KFD personnel said they were dispatched to the scene of the blaze on Kealia Road at around 5:50 p.m.
When firefighters arrived they discovered the fire in a 20-by-60-foot area where there was a mixture of brush, car tires and trash in the area.
In order to extinguish the flames, firefighters had to cross over a fence that obscured access to the blaze.
Once the flames were extinguished, a firefighter sustained injuries from falling on a haole koa tree after crossing the fence.