VIDEO: Firefighter flown to hospital for injuries while battling Water Fire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Fire officials confirmed that a firefighter was injured while battling the Water Fire near Lebec.

Officials reported that the injured firefighter was assisting in on-ground fire operations. He was transported to Kern Medical Center by the Kern County Fire helicopter.

The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

We will continue to update as more information comes in.

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