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    Unhappy Fire Appartus Roll-Over -en route to 8 Alarm Structure Fire

    Around 9am on 2/5 we were dispatched to a working structure fire at a harness shop owned by a amish man near the town of smicksburg...approx. 1 mile out of town, when aproaching a turn...the right rear wheel of our '68 Tanker came apart resulting in the roll over of our tanker. The driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by a family member. The fire involved companies from Dayton, Rural Valley, Plumville, Marion Center, Lindsey, McCalmont, Elderton & Perry Township. Water was a problem most of the day and half truck loads were being called back just so they could have water. The structure was a total loss, but the 10 55 Gallon Drums of Coleman-Type Oil and the gallons of gasoline on site were kept under control and saved from explosion.

    The truck was totalled and now needs to be replaced, the sooner, the better

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    Do you have any more information on the tanker. I have been researching tanker roll overs and would be interested in the make/model tanker. How much water, etc. GVW would be good too!

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    Did the tire come apart or the wheel?

    Firestone had some problems with some truck tires (along with the Explorer problems) that resulted in some fire apparatus accidents. One involving a tanker/pumper on the PA Turnpike coming back from Tully NY. You may want to search Firehouse news section and see if you can find it.

    Glad to hear the the guy is alright.

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    no it was the wheel...im not the most mechanical person in the world by far but something about the way the two tires are held together...the spokes do something (yes i know they hold the rim on)

    but one of those sheared off and cause the two tires to fall back and go around the axle

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    Question What was burning????

    What in the world was burning that needed 8 Alarms to contain it?
    how many companies on an alarme 1 or 2 ?
    Just Curious

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    It was called a harness shop but they sold shoes and all different sorts of things...and there was around 1000 gallons of fuel near by the building in danger...but the biggest reason was we are a rural area and during the day cant get alot of guys, as is the problem with most volunteer companies....and with losing the truck en-route...we needed all the water we could get

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