TWO INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE – ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – An Anchorage Fire Department Suburban was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Anchorage’s Fairview neighborhood, suggesting that cars running red lights were the culprit.

The department said an on-duty employee was driving solo with the sirens and lights on around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when it collided with another vehicle at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and Ingra Street.

Two people were taken to the hospital, the department said, including the fire department employee. A department official said both were treated for minor injuries.

The Anchorage Police Department took over the investigation of the crash, AFD said.

The fire department also referenced the city’s emergency response system that includes changing intersection lights to accommodate fire and police vehicles on their way to a scene.

“The Anchorage Fire Department would like to remind the public of the importance of staying alert while driving to avoid running red lights,” the department wrote in the release.

Editor’s note: This story was corrected in reporting that one of the two injured people was the AFD employee.

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