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Richmond fire engine damaged responding to emergency call

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-04 07:20:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond fire truck was involved in a crash early this morning. It happened while crews were responding to a call in the Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. Richmond firefighters were called to the 1000-block of Park Avenue. The call for help came after an oven inside an apartment caught fire while it was pre-heating.

But for the crew on one of the engines, they soon discovered conditions outside the home were a battle. One of the fire trucks was slightly damaged while attempting to turn down a narrow street on the backside of the apartment.

Fortunately the damage to the fire engine was minimal and no firefighters were hurt.

As for the apartment fire, those living there were able to stay in their home this morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.