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Two Firefighters Injured in Hit-and-Run

Two Firefighters Injured in Hit-and-Run

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The Fresno Bee via YellowBrix

June 27, 2010

TULARE COUNTY – Two Tulare County firefighters were hurt today when a pickup truck hit them as they worked on a vehicle fire near Alpaugh.

Authorities are looking for the driver and occupants of the pickup, which did not stop. Authorities suspect the pickup occupants set the fire and were fleeing.

Firefighter Pat Hines was thrown 50 feet, breaking ribs and a leg. He also has internal injuries. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

The other firefighter, Capt. Gary Gregory, had bruises and cuts, but was not seriously injured, officials said. He was treated at Tulare District Hospital and release