Photos: Ala. FD loses fire truck in blaze

Mayor Mike Parker said that the wind shifted toward one of two Town Creek trucks in use at a wheat field fire; two firefighters escaped harm


Michael Wetzel
The Decatur Daily, Ala.

Truck 502, pictured in 2014, was heavily damaged at a wheat field fire Thursday.
Truck 502, pictured in 2014, was heavily damaged at a wheat field fire Thursday. (Photo/Town Creek Fire Department)

TOWN CREEK. Ala. — A Town Creek Volunteer Fire Department fire truck was destroyed while firefighters battled a blaze south of town Thursday afternoon, according to the mayor. No injuries were reported.

Mayor Mike Parker said two Town Creek trucks responded to a wheat field fire along Old Donald Road at about 2 p.m. "While there, the wind shifted into the direction of one of the trucks," he said. "Two firemen on the truck got out of the way and were fortunate not to have been injured."

He said the truck had an estimated value of $30,000, not including the equipment.

He said the Hatton Volunteer Fire Department helped control the field fire.

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