Blacks Harbour firefighter 'bruised up' after his truck overturns
Truck appeared to have hit a patch of ice and flipped over
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.
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.