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4 Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries After Truck Crashes

Truck knocked down some power lines; power is out in the area



    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014)

    Four firefighters suffered minor injuries after their fire truck crashed on the way to a call in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County Tuesday morning.

    Police say it was raining heavily when the driver of the Station 11 fire engine lost control and crashed in the area of Beacon Hill Road around 4:40 a.m.

    The truck flipped onto its side, knocking down some power lines and leaving about 100 residents without electricity.

    "It's difficult to see. It's not something we see often," Battalion Chief Brad Cochrane said. "We just feel fortunate that all four members were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

    All four firefighters were treated and released.

    An investigation into the crash is underway.

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