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Posted on: January 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fire truck tips on icy street

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As fire crews traveled to a house fire on North Washington Avenue, a fire truck from Station 6 (Capital Avenue SW) tipped onto its side, temporarily trapping four firefighters.

Police responded at about 1:15 p.m. The truck is still where it tipped, near Washington and Battle Creek avenues, and traffic is being directed around.

Police said the four firefighters appeared to suffer from scrapes and bruises. They were taken to the hospital to determine whether any injuries were more severe.

Police attributed the accident to icy conditions as winter weather continues in the city today, creating slippery conditions in some areas. At this time it is not believed that the truck came in contact with any other vehicles or property.

Fire Chief David Schmaltz said the truck seems to have suffered serious damage, but the extent of that is not yet known.

Additional fire staff were called to take over at Station 6 and should arrive there within the hour.

The fire on North Washington, to which the firefighters were driving, already has been cleared.

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