Calif. FFs Unscathed in Engine Rollover

ST. HELENA, Calif. -- Three CAL FIRE firefighters walked practically unscathed injuries after their fire engine rolled over early Saturday morning, according to The Lake County News. The firefighters were responding to a reported tree down in rural...


ST. HELENA, Calif. -- Three CAL FIRE firefighters walked practically unscathed injuries after their fire engine rolled over early Saturday morning, according to The Lake County News.

The firefighters were responding to a reported tree down in rural Napa County around 1:30 a.m. when the engine's right wheels lost contact with the roadway, causing it to roll down an embankment.

Napa County Fire Marshal Pete Muñoa told the newspaper that the engine traveled approximately 40 feet before hitting a large pine tree where it came to a stop.

The firefighters extricated themselves from the engine and were transported by ambulance to the Queen of the Valley Hospital to be evaluated. Muñoa said only one was treated for a minor shoulder injury and all three were soon released.

The 2006 Pierce Fire Engine was equipped with driver and passenger airbags, which are believed to have saved the life of at least one of the firefighters, the newspaper reported.