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Two Prisoner Firefighters Among Those Injured Battling Wildfires

HeadlineNov 15, 2018
H4 wildfire prisoners

Cal Fire says five firefighters were injured during the Camp Fire’s first 24 hours, including two prisoner firefighters who suffered burns. California’s incarcerated firefighters make just a dollar an hour battling on the front lines but are rarely eligible to get jobs as firefighters after their release. Click here to see our special report on prison firefighters from Northern California.

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