• Jacksonville fire rescue flips over, hits utility pole on Arlington Expressway

    By: Kristen Dressel , Beth Rousseau

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Crews spent hours Friday trying to get one of its newest trucks upright after it overturned Friday on its way to a house fire. 

    Three firefighters were inside and were taken to UF Health. The firefighters were in stable condition and have since been released from UF Health. 

    The single-vehicle crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. on University Boulevard at the Arlington Expressway. 

    JFRD Spokesman, Tom Francis said there are only theories about how the truck ended up on its side. “It seems that maybe it spun while it was on its side hence facing in the opposite direction,” Francis said.


    Crews tried to tow the truck away but the new $500,000 emergency vehicle might be a total loss.

    The fire truck snapped a utility pole leaving more than 700 people without power. JEA crews replaced the snapped pole and power was restored by 5:15.

    According to Francis investigators are now working to piece together what caused the crash.

    The fire truck was reportedly on it's way to a house fire. The fire at the home was extinguished.  

    It is not known what caused the crash. 

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