North Carolina volunteer firefighter injured when tire on fire engine 'exploded', according to officials

  • Source: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
  • Published: 12/06/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Hubert Volunteer Firefighter received treatment at Vidant Medical center after an accident involving their fire engine Saturday. Deputy Chief of the Hubert Volunteer Fire Department, Hernan Melendez, said the accident happened when his team was returning from the annual Maysville Christmas Parade. Six of the fire crew members, including the Fire Chief, were traveling along Stella Road in Onslow County when the tire on the engine blew out, which caused the truck to crash into a ditch. A social media post reads: "one of our tires exploded causing the truck to become uncontrollable." Authorities said the fire chief fought to keep the truck upright as it hit a driveway pipe before coming to a stop.


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