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One-lane bridge collapses taking with it Cal Fire rig & 3 firefighters

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After a fatal crash this (Sunday) morning north of Red Bluff, California where a metal pillar for the one-lane Jellys Ferry Bridge was damaged, that bridge collapsed under the weight of a Cal Fire rig with three firefighters on board. The firefighters are all okay.


A man died early Sunday morning after a crash north of Red Bluff that compromised the structure of the Jellys Ferry Bridge. The bridge then collapsed under the weight of a CAL FIRE truck.

California Highway Patrol officers said a silver pick-up swerved off the road around 3 a.m. for an unknown reason. A man was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. A medical helicopter was called to take a second person to the hospital.

Part of the Jellys Ferry bridge collapsed under a CAL FIRE truck that was responding to the crash. Three men inside were able to get out and were taken to the hospital as a precaution.


Three CAL Fire firefighters were transported to a hospital after their 13 ton truck fell 25 feet to the ground. After the bridge they were stationed on collapsed. The firefighters were treated and released.

The crew was responding to a fatal one-car crash around 3 a.m. on Jellys Ferry Bridge.

Officials said that the crash involving a GMC pick-up damaged the bridge which lead to the fire truck rolling off.

The 13 ton truck rolled off the east end of the one-lane bridge north of Red Bluff.

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