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3 Houston Firefighters Hurt after Ladder Strikes Power Line

HOUSTON, TX – Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries this morning after a fire engine ladder touched a power line, causing the truck to become electrified and a tire to explode.  The firefighters were testing equipment around 10:30 a.m. at Station 51, located at 6902 Bellaire Blvd. in southwest Houston. When the ladder briefly touched the power line, some sparks flew up and other firefighters came over to see what was going on, a Houston Fire Department spokeswoman said.  Thats when the tire exploded, causing the firefighters to suffer ringing ears and headaches.  Officials said the firefighters were taken to an area hospital. They should be allowed to go home by early afternoon, the spokeswoman said.

via 3 Houston firefighters hurt after ladder strikes power line | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

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