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    Default Fire Engines collide in Kansas.

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    The accident occurred about 4 p.m. southwest of Hutchinson as the two trucks from Reno County Fire District No. 7 responded to a controlled field burn that had gotten out of hand, the Reno County Sheriff's Office said. The office said smoke from the blaze had reduced visibility over the roadway, contributing to the crash.


    A sad deal, but what a waste. Its grass; slow down!!
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    Have to agree with this, Robert. Grass fires never did impress me and cause me to drive or have the apparatus driven fast to get there. It is a shame that the members were involved in a crash and deaths!
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Our area had a fatal crash last year http://www.dailyvidette.com/media/pa...n-674400.shtml

    This is one of those things that should never happen. We are driving our vehicles, we have radios and should be in control.
    It doesn't matter what we are going to, if we don't make it the scene can't be controlled.

    Drive Safe and Smart

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    Having once volunteered for a rural service in Kansas, I know how these guys get when they get a fire call. And I am guilty of running too fast to get to a grass fire. As I became a little more experienced, I finnally came to the conclusion as stated above: It's only grass. Later I found myself getting on the new guys driving the rig to slow down. And if it is true that visibility is bad (and it does happen on these big field fires) then you have even more of a reason to slow down.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen brother and all the friends and families of all involved.

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