FIREFIGHTER INJURED, EQUIPMENT DAMAGED IN KNOXVILLE, TN WHEN FIREWORK WAS SHOT INTO RIG

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -According to the Knoxville Fire Department, one KFD firefighter was injured in the Lonsdale community on the 4th of July.

KFD Assitant Chief Mark Wilbanks said the firefighter was injured when a firework was shot into the cab of Engine 7. According to Wilbanks, Engine 7 was responding to a fire on Ohio Avenue when a firework was fired into the cab while they were en route.

The firefighter, whose identity has not been released by KFD, suffered possible hearing issues and some KFD equipment was damaged.