Photos: 4 Colo. FFs hospitalized after engine tumbles down hillside
The West Routt Fire Protection District engine slid off of a steep and icy road, and rolled approximately 255 feet down a hillside
Update: Dec. 22, 8:13 PT: The West Routt Fire Protection District posts the message, “Seatbelts save lives,” sharing new photos of apparatus damaged in the rollover accident.
The Denver Post
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Four West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were injured when their engine rolled multiple times off the road, stopping after falling 255 feet down a hillside.
The firefighters on board were all buckled up Saturday when the incident occurred. They were taken to area hospitals where they were treated and released, according to Chief Trevor Guire.
Engine 7-1 slid off of a steep and icy road, rolling off the edge outside of Steamboat Springs. The crew was responding to a garage fire at 40700 Peak View Court.
Speed was not a factor. Crews spent Sunday attempting to recover the engine.
There were no injuries reported in the garage fire, which is still under investigation.
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