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Prince George’s County, MD tower ladder tips with two firefighters in bucket

Pictures above from this (Monday) morning’s mishap involving Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Tower 807 from Riverdale VFD. Two firefighters in the bucket when the tower collapsed had minor injuries.

The incident occurred in the 4700 block of Oliver Street in Riverdale Park, Maryland. The crew had returned to the scene of a house fire Saturday.

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WJLA-TV:

Fire officials say the truck was “wetting down rekindle” from a house fire that had started Saturday night in the 4700 block of Oliver Street in Riverdale.

The two department volunteers were in the bucket of the truck’s tower when the collapse occurred, causing the basket to hit the ground.

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