3 Maine firefighters hurt after fire trucks collide
A witness said the rigs were heading in opposite directions when one veered to avoid a car that had stopped in the road
By FireRescue1 Staff
ST. GEORGE, Maine — Three firefighters were injured after two fire trucks collided Thursday afternoon while responding to a house fire.
NewsCenterMaine.com reported that an Owls Head Fire Department pumper and St. George Fire Department rig collided on a narrow road. The Owls Head pumper ended up on its side, while the St. George rig rolled into a ditch.
Two Owls Head firefighters were injured in the crash. One suffered a head injury and the other suffered back and neck injuries. The lone firefighter in the St. George rig was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
A witness said the rigs were heading in opposite directions when one veered to avoid a car that had stopped in the road along a curve, according to the report.
Multiple surrounding fire departments responded to the house fire. The home was destroyed in the blaze, but no one inside was injured.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.