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2 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in critical condition after fire in mobile gun range trailer
Two veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were seriously hurt when a fire broke out inside a trailer serving as a mobile shooting range north of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were seriously hurt Tuesday when a fire broke out inside a trailer serving as a mobile shooting range north of Los Angeles, authorities said.
The deputies were listed in critical but stable condition after being burned in the approximately 50-foot (15-meter) trailer, prompting Sheriff Robert Luna to close other mobile ranges countywide as investigators look into what caused the blaze.
“We need to know why it happened and get to the bottom of it so we prevent it from happening again," Luna said during a news conference at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, where the deputies were initially treated. They were later transferred to LA General Medical center for further treatment.
Luna did not immediately release the names of the deputies. He said one has been with the department for 21 years and the other has 17 years of service.