Fire truck overturns into Lake of the Isles

Fire truck overturns into Lake of the Isles

WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y. (WWNY) - You don’t see this often - a fire truck overturned in the water.

Around 5 PM Friday, a Fishers Landing fire truck was responding to a structure fire on Wellesley Island in the town of Orleans.

And because there weren’t fire hydrants at the scene of the blaze, the truck was filling up a quarter mile down the road.

Jefferson County Emergency Management officials say the truck was getting water to fight the fire, but the shoulder it parked on on County Road 191 gave out, dropping the engine into the river. It flipped over during the collapse.

It was pulled out about an hour later.

Officials say no one was hurt, or inside the truck when it rolled, but a couple if fire fighters did go to the hospital as a precaution.

“Somebody could have been pinned underneath it, pinned under the water. Whatever the bad, bad things could be. But, that didn’t happen here, fortunately. And, everybody’s going to go home tonight. That’s the most important part,” said Joe Plummer, Director of Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Services.

Plummer says the truck will be taken in for repairs and says Fishers Landing has other engines it can use in the meantime.

Overturned fire truck
Overturned fire truck (Source: WWNY)

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