By Lucy Bladen, Canberra Times:
Six volunteer firefighters from the Brooklyn NSW Rural Fire Service brigade on the Hawkesbury were injured after a large class one tanker overturned near Moruya while fighting the Clyde Mountain fire on Thursday night.
NSW Police said the truck rolled down an embankment on the Princes Highway near Mogo about 10.55pm.
“All six crew members were able to remove themselves from the vehicle. They were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries, including neck pain, back pain and lacerations,” police said.
Two were released on Thursday night, and the other four had been kept for observation. Two of these four had been released on Friday morning, and it was hoped they would all be heading home in the afternoon.
Rural Fire Service Inspector Kelwyn White said the strike team had come from Region East, which covers the greater Sydney Basin.
“Yesterday was a stark reminder the season is far from over,” he said.
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