- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say four firefighters were taken to hospitals after an engine crashed into a ditch northwest of Portland.

Division Chief Ian O’Connor of Columbia River Fire & Rescue says none of the injuries are life-threatening.

According to O’Connor, the firefighters trained Wednesday night and were returning to station in St. Helens when the engine went too far to the right, left the pavement and overturned. One firefighter briefly lost consciousness.

Scappoose firefighters were behind the Columbia River engine after attending the same training. They stopped to help and were later assisted by other firefighters and paramedics.

The crash investigation remains active. O’Connor did not have a damage estimate for the wrecked engine.

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