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Video above from Tripp Roakes showing Charlotte (NC) Fire Department’s Ladder 32 on fire after it overturned today (Thursday) while on a medical call. News reports indicate all four firefighters were belted and escaped with minor injuries.

Steve Lyttle & Davie Hinshaw, Charlotte Observer:

Four Charlotte firefighters were injured Thursday morning when a fire truck overturned on a residential street in southern Mecklenburg County near the state line, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 8:20 a.m. on Ardrey Kell Road at Bridgehampton Club Drive. That is in the BridgeHampton neighborhood, west of U.S. 521.

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Charlotte fire Capt. Mark Basnight said four firefighters were taken to Carolinas Medical Center “with minor injuries.”


An official from the Charlotte Fire Department said the crew was responding to a medical call when the truck flipped on Ardrey Kell Road and Bridgehampton Club Drive.

The truck caught on fire just before a second fire truck arrived on scene and put out the flames.  

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