A firefighter battling the Woolsey Fire early Thursday morning suffered severe chest injuries after being hit by a vehicle.
The firefighter, a Washington man in his 40s, was hit by a vehicle near Deer Creek on Pacific Coast Highway, according to California Highway Patrol. The firefighter was deployed to California from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue in Washington, to assist in battling the Woolsey Fire.
"Our focus at this time is on the firefighter, his family, our fire district and our community," said the South Kitsap Fire Department in a statement.
The firefighter was airlifted to Los Robles Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The Woolsey Fire began one week ago in Ventura County, then jumped the 101 Freeway and spread toward Malibu. It has destroyed more than 500 structures, left three people dead, and forced tens of thousands of evacuations.
Three people have been killed in the fire, estimated Thursday morning at about 98,000 acres with containment at 57 percent.