Mike Wilbur

BRUSH TRUCK ROLLS WHILE OPERATING AT BRUSH FIRE – NORTH CAROLINA

From the Battleboro Community Fire Department Facebook Page:

On April 23, 2022, at approximately 09:43 am Brush 9 started an event for an outside fire in Battleboro FD’s fire district, in Edgecombe County. Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department had been notified of an outside fire via phone. Truck 94 and ATV 9 responded to assist with fire suppression and extinguishment. At approximately 10:20 am additional units were requested from mutual aid departments Whitakers Fire Department, Leggett Fire Department, and NC Forestry Service to assist with apparatus and personnel. At approximately 10:44am Brush 9 was relocating to a different area. When driving across a culvert, a small section of ground gave away underneath Brush 9. This caused the rear of Brush 9 to slide over into a deep ditch. As the rear of the vehicle slid to the ditch, the vehicle suddenly began to roll onto its side where it came to rest. There was one firefighter in the vehicle who was trapped, but uninjured. On scene fire personnel assisted in getting the firefighter from the vehicle. Edgecombe County EMS evaluated the firefighter. All units cleared the scene at approximately 2:15pm and returned to service, approximately 40 acres burnt at this incident. The Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Whitakers FD, Leggett FD, NC Forestry Service, Edgecombe County EMS, Code 3 Insurance, Coastal Wrecker, and the landowner. Also, we are extremely thankful and blessed that no one was seriously injured during this incident.

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