Two Burnet VFD firefighters injured in rollover truck crash

Burnet VFD rescue truck involves in a crash on May 3, 2017. (Courtesy: Burnet VFD)
Burnet VFD rescue truck involves in a crash on May 3, 2017. (Courtesy: Burnet VFD)

BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Two firefighters responding to a call were injured when their rescue truck had a tire blowout and crashed.

The Burnet Volunteer Fire Department says the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Farm to Market 2340, just east of US 281 — about 10 miles north of the town of Burnet. The crew was headed to a medical call when a tire blew out, causing the driver to run off the road. The truck then hit a tree and rolled over.

One firefighter had to be extricated by the Burnet Fire Department. Both firefighters were taken to the hospital where one has been released and the other is still receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Melissa Meeks, a spokesperson for Burnet VFD, says the rescue truck was totaled in the crash but they are currently working on getting the salvageable equipment onto another truck.

Editor’s Note: DPS initially said there were two vehicles involved. 

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