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Update with video: Sinkhole traps Arlington County, VA fire engine.



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WUSA9.com:

A water main break occurred in Arlington on Friday morning.

The break is located in the 1700 block of North Harrison Street. Officials of the Arlington Department of Environmental Services say that five houses were affected by the water main break.

Police and fire officials say they received a call about the break at 7 a.m. The road was undermined due to the main break and part of a fire truck got stuck in a sinkhole.

Crews will work on repairing the 6-inch pipe after the fire truck is removed from the sinkhole. Two trucks are trying to remove it now.

The road also has a sheet of ice due to the break. The road is closed and police are redirecting traffic, according to an Arlington alert.

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WJLA-TV/ABC 7:

A fire truck became the victim of a sink hole in Arlington Friday morning.

It happened just after 8 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Harrison Street. The truck was likely responding to a nearby water main break.

The right front tire of the fire truck fell into the sinkhole.

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Image above from Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP Radio

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  • Fire21

    They called the fire dept to a water main break???

  • 19262007

    @Fire21:

    Sure!  Didn't you know the Fire Department takes care of EVERYTHING?!

    • Fire21

      Oh!  (Fire21 slaps forehead)  I forgot!!  LOL