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Fire truck gets caught in sinkhole

A broken water main got the better of a Toronto fire truck early this morning, when it got stuck in a sinkhole near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West
A Toronto fire truck is stuck in a sinkhole caused by a water main break, early on Sunday morning. (Global News)

A broken water main got the better of a Toronto fire truck early this morning, when it got stuck in a sinkhole near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West 

The pumper was called to help deal with flooding near a north-end day care centre shortly after midnight. But the broken water main created a sinkhole, which then snared the truck according to District Chief Stephan Powell of Toronto Fire Services. 

"The pumper couldn't get out," he said. "We had to call in our mechanical division and they, in turn, had to call for an industrial-size tow truck." 

The hobbled truck was eventually towed away. It's not yet known if it was damaged. No one was injured. 

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