MINNESOTA FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN FIERY APPARATUS CRASH

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A firefighter was injured in a crash between a firetruck and a minivan in the north metro Thursday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a firetruck was traveling eastbound on 66th Avenue North in Brooklyn Center with its lights and siren activated. While crossing the intersection of Highway 252, it collided with a Toyota Sienna driving northbound on the highway.

At one point after the crash, the Sienna caught on fire, but the flames were quickly extinguished.

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There were three people in the firetruck at the time of the crash — the driver, a front passenger and a rear passenger. The rear passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. They were released from the hospital the same day.

No one else went to the hospital, according to the state patrol.

The crash is under investigation.