CASTAIC, Calif. - Six members of a firefighting crew were hospitalized with burn injuries after an incident in a remote area near the Angeles National Forest Tuesday, according to authorities.
The incident happened just after 11 a.m. near the Golden State Highway and Templin Highway.
The injured people were members of a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation firefighting "hand crew" and were injured when "a flash fire occurred in the back of an inmate camp crew vehicle," according to the LACFD.
The department initially reported that one of the victims was transported in critical condition but later said that all patients suffered "mild to moderate burns" and were in stable condition.
No other information was immediately available.
City News Service contributed to this report.