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Helicopter fighting Lava Fire performs emergency landing into lake

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Helicopter fighting Lava Fire performs emergency landing into lake

LAKE SHASTINA, Calif. - A helicopter fighting the Lava Fire performed an emergency landing into Lake Shastina Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The reasons for the emergency landing are unknown.

The pilot was able to swim and walk away from the scene safely and is being assessed.

There were no other passengers on board at the time of the incident.

The cause of the landing is under investigation.

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