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Firefighter injured near Rushworth

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  6.32 AM 14 March, 2014

Location: District 20 News, District 22 News

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A CFA volunteer has been injured while fighting a grassfire at Moora, near Rushworth overnight (Friday, 14 March).

The 42 year-old was travelling in the back of CFA tanker when he fell from the truck and was clipped, or run over, by the rear wheels.

He was airlifted to Bendigo hospital suffering pelvic injuries and later transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The truck was travelling at low-speed off road.

The small grassfire started just after 1am and took around 40 minutes to control.

CFA is supporting the injured member's family and his brigade colleagues.

CFA will conduct an investigation with the help of Victoria Police. WorkSafe has been notified.

Last Updated: 14 March 2014