No serious injuries for firefighters in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — As firefighters continue to battle fires across the region, their safety has become a big concern.

Luckily in Southern Oregon, no serious injuries have been reported by emergency officials so far.

Breathing problems, poison oak, bee stings, and heat related illness are common.

Fire experts say firefighters are battling the fire professionally and safely.

“Fortunately we have not had any serious injuries on the Natchez Fire to date.” “We’ve had a lot of respiratory issues —anywhere from 20-30 visits to our medical unit everyday,” said Mike Cole, Public Information Officer of Northern Rockies Coordination Center.

Melissa Cano of Oregon Department of Forestry says the Garner Complex Fire has had no serious injuries reported.

Two firefighters were injured during the Klamathon Fire in Siskiyou County, one suffering severe burns.

Several more have died this summer battling wildfires across the west.

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