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FIRE APPARATUS CRASH NEAR FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

     

Saturday, February 2, 2013 A cabin off Jones Road in Goldstream Valley burned and a fire truck responding to the incident tipped on its side along Goldstream Road Thursday afternoon.

The Fairbanks Police Department sent out a Nixle alert at about 6 p.m. warning drivers that Goldstream Road would be closed for about 45 minutes "due to a traffic incident."

The fire truck belongs to Ester Volunteer Fire Department. The truck, a tender carrying water, was following Ester’s Assistant Chief Rob Borland as they were driving to the Jones Road fire. The Ester department responded as part of an automatic mutual aid agreement with Chena-Goldstream Fire and Rescue, whose fire service area includes Jones Road and whose firefighters also had responded.

Borland said the cabin was “fully involved” in fire when he arrived.

The truck that had been following him went off the shoulder of Goldstream Road just east of its intersection with Murphy Dome Road. 

The driver was not hurt, Borland said.

“It looks like he went over fairly soft,” he said. “At least he didn’t try to pull it back too hard and roll it in the middle of the road or something like that.”

The truck will be out of service, but Ester has other trucks that can serve as tenders, Borland said.

“It looks like the damage is going to be fairly minor, so we should get it back on the road fairly quick,” he said.

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