During the early morning hours of August 29, 2016, three off-duty Beaumont firefighters where involved in a head-on collision near Gallup, New Mexico. The firefighters were traveling to an extra job when a driver crossed the center lane and struck their vehicle head-on. One firefighter was life flighted to a Sante Fe hospital and was undergoing surgery as of this morning. The second firefighter was treated locally,  while the third was treated for minor injuries.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

District Chief Scott Wheat

Beaumont Fire/Rescue