Firefighter injured in Spring Coulee fire


OKANOGAN—An Okanogan County firefighter was injured fighting a grass fire near Okanogan Sunday afternoon and flown out with serious burns.

Assistant Chief Christian Johnson with Okanogan County Fire District #3, Okanogan, was injured while engaged on the Spring Coulee Fire.

Johnson was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he is currently in a medically-induced coma, a spokesman for Okanogan County Emergency Management said Monday night.

Johnson has second- and third-degree burns over 50 to 60 percent of his body, and his airway has been scored at 2 out of 4 for damag...

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