Fire truck hits utility pole while responding to house fire

Fire truck hits utility pole while responding to house fire

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As a firefighter turned on Middlebrook Pike from Western Avenue, the truck's tires slid on the wet pavement and hit a utility pole, according to the Knoxville Fire Department. As a firefighter turned on Middlebrook Pike from Western Avenue, the truck's tires slid on the wet pavement and hit a utility pole, according to the Knoxville Fire Department.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A fire truck slid into a utility pole Saturday afternoon while responding to a fire call.

Firefighters left the Highland Avenue fire station at about 1:30 p.m. for a house fire at West Bellemeade Avenue, off of Sutherland Avenue.

As a firefighter turned on Middlebrook Pike from Western Avenue, the truck's tires slid on the wet pavement and hit a utility pole, according to the Knoxville Fire Department.

Three firefighters went to the hospital and were released with minor injuries.

Another ladder-truck was sent to the house fire.

Captain D.J. Corcoran told 6 News the fire was contained to an upstairs living room and no one was injured.

The fire appears to be accidental, according to the Knoxville Fire Department.

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