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3 NC firefighters injured when truck flips while responding to call

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Three firefighters were injured when a fire truck overturned while responding to a call in Union County Friday afternoon.

UPDATE: 3 NC firefighters out of hospital after truck flips during severe weather

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on the 2200 block of Wesley Chapel Road. Officials said firefighters in Engine 260 with the Wesley Chapel Fire Department were responding to a lightning strike call when the wreck occurred.

Two firefighters were transported to Novant Health in Matthews and one was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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There is no word on the extent of those injuries, but officials said all three are expected to recover.

No names have been released.

UPDATE: 3 NC firefighters out of hospital after truck flips during severe weather

Wesley Chapel Road was closed between Magna Land and Brook Valley Run while crews worked at the scene.

Officials said parents of children at the Wesley Chapel Child Development Center could access the facility from the Sun Valley side of Wesley Chapel Road.

Officials have not said how the crash may have happened.

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