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Ga. firefighters injured in fire engine crash released from hospital

Two firefighters were bringing a donated fire engine to Lumber City when a tire blew, causing it to overturn


By Bill Carey

HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Two Georgia firefighters who were injured in a fire engine crash on Interstate 95 in North Carolina on August 4 have been released from the hospital.

Earlier, the Churchill Five Forks Volunteer Fire Department in Warren County donated Engine 122 to the Horse Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Lumber City, Georgia, WNCN reported.

The firefighters from Georgia were driving the fire engine back to their home when the truck crashed and overturned near Hope Mills.

WRAL reported that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said one of the fire engine’s tires blew out and caused the driver to lose control.