Inmates burned as part of the crew near Castaic

Six inmates suffered burns Tuesday while working on a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation manual crew near Castaic, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

The incident was reported just before 11:15 a.m. in an area near Highway 99 and the Templin Freeway adjacent to Highway 5.

Many details are still unclear, but six men were burned in an incident possibly involving a vehicle, LA County Fire Department Captain Sheila Kelliher said.

One person suffered serious injuries and five others suffered moderate injuries, Kelliher said. The patients were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, West Hills Hospital and Medical Center and USC’s Keck Hospital, authorities said.

KTLA-TV footage showed several men in orange coveralls along a road with medical and fire units in the area.

The incident is still under investigation.

Los Angeles Times

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