By Miriam Raftery
Photo credit Calif. Department of Corrections
July 5, 2017 (Lakeside) — An inmate firefighter has suffered a life-threatening injury after he lost control of a chainsaw that cut his leg, Fox 5 reports.
The firefighter was working at the scene of a brush fire that began around 1:30 p.m. near Olde Highway 80 and Los Coches Road in Lakeside. Mobile homes were briefly threatened before firefighters got the blaze under control.