HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) — Two firefighters who were injured in a fire engine crash on Interstate 95 Friday are now out of the hospital.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. along I-95 in Cumberland County about two miles north of exit 41, which is for N.C. 59 and Hope Mills.

The firefighters from Georgia were driving the engine back to their home when the truck crashed, flipping on its side on I-40.

Cotton Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 in Hope Mills responded to the scene with the extrication of the victims led by Deputy Chief Hank Harris.

Two firefighters injured in the crash were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

They were released from the hospital around 12:05 a.m. Saturday, according to Churchill Five Forks VFD, which is located just north of Macon, North Carolina.

Initial reports indicate a tire blew out on the fire engine, leading to the crash.



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Hope Mills, NC (Delayed).
At 6pm Cotton Fire Department along with Vander Rescue 2 responded to Interstate 95 at mile marker 43 for an overturned vehicle.
Units arrived on scene to locate an overturned fire engine with the driver trapped in the cab of the vehicle.
Extrication was conducted by rescue personnel and the roof of the truck was removed.
One of the occupants was transported before my arrival and the other occupant appeared to be placed on a backboard and loaded into a medic unit and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital. Condition of the occupants is unknown as of this writing.
Traffic was at a standstill from Exit 40 to the scene on the northbound side of I-95. The southbound lanes were blocked from the scene to the 46 mile marker.
Preliminary investigation is the fire engine was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 when the truck experienced a blowout of the driver side steering tire causing the truck to veer to the left hitting a guard rail traveling through the median and hitting the guard rail on the northbound side overturning into the northbound lanes.
The 1988 Ford FMC Fire Engine was donated by Churchill Five Forks Fire Department in Warren County to the Horse Creek Fire Department in Lumber City Georgia.
Update as of 12:30 am (8/5/23) both members of the fire department are being released from the emergency department.
I want to wish for safe travels of the public servants and their loved ones during their travels back home to their community.