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3 firefighter injured when moving brush truck tipped over on an embankment

Three Abilene firefighters were treated at Hendrick Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after the brush truck they were using to fight a grass fire tipped over on an embankment along railroad tracks near North 13th and Almond streets.

The firefighters involved in the incident were Lt. Guy Turner, a 26-year veteran of the Abilene Fire Department, firefighter David Standard, also a 26-year veteran, and firefighter Scott Stack, who has almost two years of service.

One of the injured firefighters was driving the brush truck, and the other two were riding in the back, spraying water on hot spots.

One firefighter was trapped for a short time, said Abilene Fire Lt. Greg Goettsch.

Two had been released from the hospital by 8 p.m. Wednesday, and the third was expected to be released by the end of the day.

All were treated for minor injuries that likely include plenty of bruis

Added: Feb-20-2009 Occurred On: Feb-18-2009
By: beck64
Tags: firefighters, fire, brush truck, embankment, tip over, inured, wounded, hospital, spraying water, rollover, fd, caught, cam, tape
Location: Abilene, Texas, United States (load item map)
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