That Sinking Feeling …

Fire truck gets stuck in sinkhole

Fairfax County firefighters got stuck in a sinkhole Tuesday morning.

The truck became stuck in the 1400 block of Filene Court in Vienna, Va., after firefighters responded to a resident's call saying his home was flooded.

Homeowner Mike O'Brien said he woke up to find a river flowing through the basement of his home, so he called the fire department for help.  A nearby water main was shut off, stopping the flow of water. 

When the fire truck tried to leave the scene, however, the front wheels fell into a sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the cul-de-sac. 

A large tow truck had to pull the truck out.  No one was injured, but there was damage to the front of the fire engine.

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