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Sinkhole opens under Colo. engine at fire scene

A water main break caused the sinkhole to form under the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s newest engine

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By Laura French

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A sinkhole opened up under a Colorado fire department’s newest engine at a fire scene on Sunday morning.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department’s Engine 10, which first went into service on Jan. 22, 2021, was parked at the scene of a structure fire when the sinkhole formed underneath it due to a water main break under the road, fire officials said in a Facebook post.

The incident caused minor damage to the engine’s bumper, but the apparatus was able to return to service later Sunday morning, officials said. No firefighters were hurt in the incident.[0]=AZX1jGt9LtwTBD5y2Sl-Zo_fMquukZWnsx23feavcn4Qcct4Z3CdclSCIYAPISG3619Dnec8KLAQuUrDa4DNY-yP5QG1nM5mHwBuGMt0SicaGVr5riCndP1mfCFEvS7HWu-o98-MMeqYV29COonUKF4w&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R