- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WARFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Two eastern Kentucky firefighters are recovering after their fire truck fell into a creek when a bridge collapsed as they were traveling over it.

Rhonda Estepp and Gregory Alley, who are members of the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department in Martin County, told WYMT-TV (https://bit.ly/1qS07Y2) that they feel lucky to be alive.

The station reports the firefighters were crossing a bridge on the department’s main engine when the structure collapsed and the truck fell into the water below. Both were able to make it out of the truck and out of the creek with help from other first responders.

Fire officials say the truck is a total loss, and they will have to rely on other nearby departments in Inez and Kermit until they can replace the engine and other equipment.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews


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