Reports: 2 firefighters injured in Walton County crash
(Courtesy: Walton County Sheriff's Office)
WALTON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The firefighting community is praying for two of their own Friday after a horrifying wreck in Walton County.
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The crash happened along Hawkins Academy Road in between Social Circle Fairplay and Knox Chapel roads. Photos provided by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office shows Social Circle Fire Engine 6 apparatus ripped nearly apart and slammed into an embankment just after a curve on Hawkins Academy Road. Firefighting equipment littered the roadway and the top of the engine’s cab was torn off.
The details surrounding the crash were not immediately available and it was not clear if they were responding to a call. The firefighters’ names have not yet been released.
This is near the same location a Walton County Fire Department’s engine flipped on its side just a week earlier, also injuring two firefighters.
Response from firefighting agencies across the area were quick. On its Facebook page, the City of Monroe Fire Department wrote in part:
“Our prayers are with our friends and colleagues: the firefighters of the Social Circle Fire Department, as well as the families of those injured. During this time, we kindly ask that you pray for them as well.”
The crash remains under investigation.