Blacks Harbour firefighter 'bruised up' after his truck overturns

A volunteer firefighter from Blacks Harbour was taken to hospital this morning after his truck overturned in Pennfield. The tanker was ferrying water to a house fire when it encountered ice at the Seeley's Cove Road intersection.

Truck appeared to have hit a patch of ice and flipped over

A Blacks Harbour fire truck overturned on its way to a house fire on Tuesday morning. A volunteer firefighter was taken to hospital where he was treated and released. (Blacks Harbour Fire Department Facebook)
It could cost as much as $300,000 to replace the truck. (CBC)
A volunteer firefighter from Blacks Harbour was taken to hospital this morning after his truck overturned in Pennfield.

The tanker was ferrying water to a house fire when it encountered a patch of ice at the Seeley's Cove Road intersection, according to Dale Shaw, chief of the Blacks Harbour fire department.

Shaw says the home was fully engulfed when they arrived and the tanker was en route to the fire, carrying extra water, when it overturned.

Dale Shaw, fire chief for the Blacks Harbour fire department, says the truck hit a patch of ice. (Blacks Harbour Fire Department Facebook)
"We had another fire truck witness it, that was behind him, and it just slowly rolled over and onto its roof. The driver was ok, he was taken to hospital and checked out and released. He is sore, bruised up," he said.

Shaw says the truck is a complete write–off and estimates it will cost $250–$300,000 to replace it.

Meanwhile, Shaw says the home was completely destroyed. No one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

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