A Deary volunteer firefighter was hurt battling a wildfire in Southern Latah County Friday morning.

Radio station KQQQ reports the man in his 40s was hurt in a fall while fighting that fire on State Highway 3 on the Kendrick Grade.

The Latah County Sheriff's Office says the man has a head laceration and is having trouble breathing.

He was flown to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.  

That fire was caused by lightning.