NC fire truck gets stuck as bridge collapses into creek


WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (WLOS/CNN) — The Weaverville Fire Department says it could be days before they are able to remove a fire truck that is stuck on a small bridge that collapsed into a creek.

They say they asked Reynolds Fire Department for hel in responding to a two-story house fire just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

They Reynolds fire truck was crossing a small bridge when the bridge collapsed.

Five other trucks are now stuck on the other side of the creek.

Weaverville Fire Department Chief Ted Williams said he was relieved to find out the crash didn’t injure any firefighters.

“When I first got here, that’s all I cared about. Is everyone okay? They told me everyone was good. Stuff can be fixed. People can’t. We’re very fortunate no one was hurt,” said Williams.

They say the home was totally engulfed in flames when they arrived.

They were able to transport one man from inside the house to the hospital before that bridge collapsed.

The fire department says that man has burns, but they don’t know his condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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