By Kaylee Douglas, KFOR:
An Oklahoma Forestry Services firefighter was injured Thursday while attempting to extinguish a wildfire in Pushmataha County.
Officials say the firefighter was utilizing a UTV to build fire lines when the vehicle stopped working and the escape route was compromised by the increasing flames.
The firefighter abandoned the vehicle and fled the blaze on foot, sustaining severe burns in the escape.
He is receiving treatment for second-and-third-degree burns at a trauma center.
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