Photos: Firefighter fatally shot, captain injured by colleague at Agua Dulce fire station

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ACTON CA JUNE 1, 2021 - A home burns in the 2600 block of W Bent Spur Drive in Acton on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. It is believed this incident is related to a shooting at nearby L.A. County Fire Station 81 in Augua Dulce, where one firefighter was killed and another wounded. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A home burns on West Bent Spur Drive in Acton on Tuesday. The fire was believed to be related to a shooting at nearby L.A. County Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

An off-duty firefighter killed a fellow firefighter and critically wounded a captain in a shooting at Agua Dulce fire station Tuesday morning, officials said.

The suspect then fled to his home on Bent Spur Drive, about 10 miles away. Within minutes, that home was on fire, and by 3 p.m., it had been reduced to near rubble by the flames.

Above a scrub-covered hillside a helicopter hovers and releases a white plume on a burning structure.
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a house on fire in Acton on Tuesday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A person believed to be the suspect was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a small pool on the property, according to sheriff’s officials.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl L. Osby said it was a “tragic day for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.”

A black vehicle with window grates resembles a pickup truck with an elongated bed.
A Sheriff's Department armored vehicle drives up an Acton street Tuesday. A suspect in a shooting was believed to be barricaded in a home there. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A man dangles from a cable attached to a helicopter hovering over a hillside.
A member of law enforcement is hoisted up to a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department rescue helicopter near the house of a suspected gunman. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)
A helicopter hovers amid a black plume of smoke as a house below is fully engulfed in flames.
A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a home in the 2600 block of West Bent Spur Drive in Acton on Tuesday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Four emergency workers push a gurney carrying a patient.
A wounded firefighter is transported after Tuesday's shooting at L.A. County Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce. (KTLA)
A woman stands outside alongside a doctor in a white coat and two deputies. They all bow their heads.
A news conference is held at Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 150 in Canyon Country on Tuesday. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A deputy stretches police tape across a street surrounded by low, scrub-covered hills.
A sheriff's deputy secures a street in Acton. Nearby, a suspected gunman was believed to have been holed up in a house. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Two pickup trucks pull horse trailers down a street
Acton residents evacuate horses from a neighborhood on Tuesday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Two uniformed firefighters, one wearing a face mask, stare intently.
Members of the firefighting and law enforcement communities listen during a news conference at Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 150 in Canyon Country. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Emergency vehicles line a hilly road.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigates a shooting at Fire Station 81 on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, where a shooter left one firefighter dead and another injured. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A man in uniform stands at a lectern behind a microphone.
Los Angeles Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby addresses the media after the fatal shooting of a firefighter. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

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