BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - (UPDATE: September 15, 2018 11:56 p.m.) According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Water Fire has been completely contained. The fire burned a total of 200 acres.
(UPDATE: September 13, 2018 1:27 a.m.) The fire is up to 95 acres with 60 percent containment. Officials confirm a firefighter from the Kern County Fire Department was injured around 1:30 p.m. The injury was from a rolling rock and caused moderate injuries.
On scene Firefighter Paramedics from KCFD station 58 were first to make patient contact, enabling them to begin providing ALS care within minutes of the injury occurring. Helicopter 408 directly transported the firefighter to a local hospital where evaluation and treatment is being provided.
(UPDATE September 12, 2018 1:48 p.m.) Kern County Fire officials confirm that a firefighter has been injured while battling the Water Fire. They are unsure as to the extent of the injury. He is currently being hoisted out of the area and taken to a hospital.