USA — BEDFORD, Va. Two firefighters were seriously hurt Saturday morning when their fire truck overturned in Bedford.
The crew was heading out to a brush fire on Peak Street when the accident occured.
A total of four firefighters were hurt. Two of them suffered minor injuries.
Today, December 1st at 11:52 a.m., Bedford Fire Departments Engine 1 was involved in a single vehicle motor vehicle accident while responding to a reported brush fire in the 4100 block of Peaks Street.
Firefighters on the truck immediately called for assistance at the accident which was in the 1200 block of Peaks Street in the City of Bedford.
Four firefighters were injured, two sustaining serious injury, two minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.
Police tell WDBJ7 that a fire truck has overturned on Route 43 in Bedford.
There is no word on if anyone got hurt.
WDBJ7 has a crew on the scene, and will have more updates as they become available.
The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement
Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.
But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.
A network of 500 fire trails and strategic burns along the north-west urban edge, heavy grazing and extra grass slashing will create a fortress for the territory which forecasters say faces a higher than average risk this summer.
After a fire-fuelled tornado in January 2003 killed four Canberrans and frightened thousands more, CSIRO fire expert Phil Cheney told the subsequent inquiry the fire’s penetration into urban areas under extreme conditions did not reflect a failure of fuel management on the urban interface.