Two Injured in Fire Apparatus Crash During Oklahoma Grass Fire

One person ejected in head-on collision

 

(5News, YouTube)

 

Wildland Firefighter Staff

OSAGE COUNTY, Oklahoma – The husband and nephew of television chef ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond were involved in a collision while battling a grass fire on the Drummond Ranch, according to News5 and NewsOn6.

Her nephew, 21-year-old Caleb Drummond is in critical condition.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said high winds across grass and gravel limited visibility and the two vehicles collided head-on.

Caleb was ejected from the truck.

Authorities said Caleb did not have his seatbelt on, and that there was not a seatbelt equipped in Ladd’s firetruck.

Ladd Drummond did not have any reported injuries.

Osage County Emergency Management Director Jerry Roberts said each vehicle only had one firefighter in it and they collided on each truck’s driver side.

Roberts said the two firefighters are ranch employees.

Osage Nation fire crews said more than 200 acres have been burned.

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