12/16/10 100 W - + 10 - 6 Cornelius-Lemley Engine Overturns in Charlotte

This WBTV3 raw footage was posted today of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department Engine 5 that overturned on Poplar Tent Road this morning, while responding to a fire call. The 2005 Seagrave reportedly struck a patch of icy road. Four firefighters were aboard. No injuries were reported.

CLFD just recently received approval to purchase a new engine. Seagrave was awarded the $523,000 bid. They also recently obtained Cary's old 1995 Seagrave pumper, which is serving as a reserve truck. FireNews has some of those details, via the Huntersville Herald. They mixed up a few facts in the original story, alas.

FireNews has posted the video, along with a press release issued by the Fire Chief: http://firenews.net/index.php/headlines/..
Legeros - 12/16/10 - 22:53

Picture of rig on its top: http://statter911.com/2010/12/17/overtur..
News - 12/17/10 - 09:38

Having experienced this type of incident at Stony Hill and seeing our guys injured in an overturned truck, I am VERY, VERY, VERY glad these brothers are OK! I can definitely relate to the situation and hats off to Chief Barbee for providing a conclusive press release. Even with the best preventative measures, incidents will happen. Stay safe over there CLFD and Merry Christmas to all of you!!
A.C. Rich - 12/17/10 - 10:44

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