At Least 13 Firefighters Injured While Battling Wildfire in Northern California’s Nevada County

A firefighter assesses the approaching fire along Troost Trail in California’s rural Nevada County on June 28, 2022. (Elias Funez / The Union via AP)

At least 13 firefighters were injured battling a wildfire burning in Northern California’s Nevada County, officials said.

The Rices Fire, which prompted evacuations in Nevada County, has so far burned through at least 904 acres, destroying at least one structure, according to data published by Cal Fire.

At least 373 personnel were involved in fighting the fire, Cal Fire said. As of Thursday, at least 13 had suffered heat-related injuries, local NBC affiliate KCRA-TV reported.

The severity of their injuries is still unclear. Cal Fire did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

The blaze was 20 percent contained as of Thursday evening. Residents were told Thursday they could start returning to their homes, KCRA-TV, which is based in Sacramento, California, reported.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: NBC News, Chantal Da Silva