3 firefighters injured responding to call in DeKalb County

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Three firefighters were rushed to an area hospital Monday evening after their engine crashed while responding to a call in DeKalb County.

It happened in the 2800 block of Flat Shoals Road. DeKalb County Fire officials said they were responding to a fire on Habitat Circle when the engine veered off the road, striking a tree and power lines.

The three firefighters were rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital. Officials say they are bruised and cut, but will be OK.

DeKalb County Fire has indentified the three firefighters as Captain Terence Wilkes, Matthew Bradshaw, and Mark Morgan. Morgan has been released from the hospital. The other two are still being evaluated.

Authorities said the truck suffered heavy damage after it slid off the road. The engine struck a power pole, forcing Georgia Power to respond to the scene.

"It appears that the rear of the firetruck broke maybe loose and we'll have more investigations ... but just the conditions responding to the call," DeKalb County Fire Captain Dion Bentley said.

The names of the firefighters were not immediately available.

Investigators will be looking into if weather played a factor since the roadways were slick following a series of afternoon showers in the area.