According to firefighters, around 6:18 p.m. on Wednesday, crews were called to a vehicle crash involving a bear on U.S. 29 in the southbound lanes. Once on the scene, crews shut down the southbound lanes of the highway and began working to clear the crash.
The HVFD says just before 7 p.m., a second vehicle hit the back of the fire truck causing damage. Firefighters say patients in the second vehicle were treated for minor injured at the scene and released.
HVFD says there were no fire-related injuries, but their truck will need to be repaired.
But with the help of local fire departments, the fire department will be using Engine 223 from the Gretna Fire and Rescue, so they can continue to respond to calls throughout the community.
“The Hurt Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the outpouring support from multiple agencies throughout our county for checking on us and to thank Gretna Fire & Rescue for their generous donation on Engine 223 for us to utilize during this time,” stated HVFD in a Facebook Post.