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Eight pieces of fire apparatus stranded after collapsed bridge during NC house fire

Chiefs working on plan to get rigs back on the right side of the bridge

Clint Parker, Weaverville Tribune:

Several fire department vehicles are stranded after a private bridge off on Upper Flat Creek Road collapsed while a fire department truck was crossing it. The incident happened after several fire departments responded to a house fire around 12:47 am on Sunday. The home, which was a cabin, was a total loss.

Currently, seven fire vehicles are stranded on the other side of the bridge and one, a Reynolds Fire Department four-wheel drive truck is partly on the collapsed bridge. Weaverville Fire Department has five vehicles trapped, while Reems Creek Fire Department has two. No one in the fire truck was injured. One person from the house fire was transported to the hospital with burns.

Chief Justice said they did not know how long it would be before the stranded vehicles could be freed from the cut-off driveway.  Truck loads of gravel were being brought in about 10:30 am while the Tribunewas on the scene. 

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