Logan fireman injured while battling blaze in vehicle

A Logan fireman is healing today after suffering second- and third-degree burns while fighting a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon. Fire Capt. Rhett Hellstern was on the scene at the vehicle fire near Mt. Logan Laundry at 500 East and 900 North. Logan Fire Chief Mark Meaker said crews had extinguished the fire when Hellstern was attempting to disconnect the battery on the vehicle, but fuel in the engine compartment reignited and a fire flashed up into Hellstern’s face. Meaker said Monday that Hellstern was doing well, however, although he was still a little sore. Hellstern will be given some time off to recuperate form the injuries. “We don’t want to have him exposed to another fire again until his skin has had a chance to heal,” Meaker said, noting that Hellstern would visit a plastic surgeon specialist to evaluate his injury.

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