Fire engine involved in early morning crash on Eagle River Road

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 13:37

One person was taken to the hospital after a collision on Eagle River Road between an Anchorage Fire Department engine and a private vehicle the morning of Friday, Dec. 15.

According to AFD assistant chief Alex Boyd, a fire engine from Eagle River Station 11 was on its way to another call at around 7:15 a.m. when the crash occurred.

“It appears the other vehicle crossed the center line and struck the engine,” Boyd said.

None of the fire department crew were hurt.

“Crews immediately rendered aid and one person was transported,” he said.

Boyd said he could not provide any information about the person’s condition, and an Anchorage Police Department spokesperson referred inquiries to Boyd.

Damage to the fire engine appeared significant, and the vehicle could be seen getting towed into Anchorage Friday at around noon with major damage to its front end. There was no immediate report of the amount of damages, but a new fire engine can cost anywhere from $500,000 to $800,000.

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