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Sweet Home medics, Search and Rescue, help injured firefighter


July 21, 2015

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District medics and officials from other agencies worked together to rescue an injured wildland firefighter who broke his leg while fighting a fire in the Quartzville area Monday night, July 20.

According to Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon, at at 10:10 p.m., the Sheriff's Office received a call from the U.S. Forest Service requesting assistance from Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue for the injured firefighter. Michael Lee Burri, 31, of Estacada, sustained a broken leg while working with a 21-person Mount Hood Initial Attack Fire Team that had b...

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