Two firefighters treated for heat-related emergencies after working controlled burn

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two Montgomery Firefighters are being treated for heat-related emergencies following a controlled burn exercise at the Caroline Apartments on Caroline Street near the downtown area.

A Montgomery Department of Public Safety spokesperson confirmed to WSFA 12 News that one firefighter was transported to Jackson Hospital for treatment, the other is being attended on-site at this time. No details have been release yet as to the extent of their injuries.

The controlled burn at the Caroline Apartments is part of a three-day training event where fire and rescue companies will participate in hands-on search and rescue, salvage/overhaul and fire suppression exercises. The exercise will run August 2 through August 4 and begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. every day.