Fire truck hits pole, knocks out power in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Utility crews are working in the rain to restore power to parts of Alexandria. The driver of a fire truck lost control, smashed into a utility pole and knocked down power lines before coming to rest in someone's yard.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at approximately 4:40. The driver of a fire truck lost control and the fire truck struck a pole, which snapped in half and brought down wires on Beacon Hill Road and Anthony Street.

The fire truck flipped and landed on its side in a yard on Beacon Hill Road. Officials tell us that four firefighters were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A fire truck ran over and landed on top of another vehicle. Other vehicles were also damaged.

Tuesday morning, 750 customers were without power. By noon, 150 customers were without power. Utility crews are working in the rain to restore power.

The area is expected to remain shut down for some time. At 8 a.m., fire and police officials estimated that they would be on the scene investigating for eight hours. At 11 a.m., the fire truck was gone. Clean-up remains and a detour has been set up at Oak and Beacon Hill Road.


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