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Sunday, May 17, 2009

California: North Tree Fire Water Tender rollover

CALIFORNIA FIRE NEWS: North Tree Fire Water Tender rollover

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NTI WATER TENDER ROLLOVER CRASH:

A North Tree Fire water tender was involved in a rollover crash on I-5 and Lambert Road in South Sacramento County while returning from the Jesusita fire in Santa Barbara County.

The North Tree Water Tender rolled several times down an embankment at the over crossing coming to rest on his wheels.

The driver was the only occupant and he was able to self-extricate prior to the FD arrival. A Strike Team of Type 3's from AEU came up on the incident and assisted local responders in getting the driver up the embankment and securing the scene.

The operator suffered moderate injuries, He is at Sacramento Medical Center.
The water tender is a total loss.

First lesson learned: Driver was wearing a seat belt and survived....

Sources: firefighterclosecalls.com - Link
Wildlandfire.com Hotlist- Link

Photo credit: Capt Jim
Photo credit: Capt Jim"

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