S.C. firefighter injured in apparatus rollover

The Jamison firefighter was transported to a local medical center with non-life-threatening injuries

JAMISON, S.C. — A Jamison firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the tanker he was driving overturned on Thursday afternoon, according to Orangeburg County Fire District Coordinator Teddy Wolfe.

Wolfe said the tanker left its Belleville Road station and then "overturned on its top in a ditch" on Lime Kiln Road, nearby.

He said the Jamison fire chief had to pry the door open so that the firefighter could be freed.

The tanker was hauling 2,000 gallons of water, Wolfe said.

Orangeburg County EMS transported the firefighter to the Regional Medical Center, he added.

Wolfe said the tanker had just returned to the Jamison fire station from a vehicle collision and then responded to a wreck on Columbia Road.

Other firefighters witnessed the tanker overturning and acted quickly, he said.

A wrecker righted the tanker and pulled it to the Orangeburg County Fire District headquarters.

The S.C. Highway Patrol also responded to the accident.


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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