Four Forsyth County firefighters were injured Friday morning while responding to calls during severe storms, authorities said.
One was injured when a burning house collapsed on him, Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers said. Three others suffered minor injuries when their truck overturned on their way to the blaze.
All four firefighters were taken to North Fulton Hospital with minor injuries. The three involved in the rollover have since been released, Shivers said. The firefighter caught in the home collapse was released from the emergency department and sent to specialists for additional tests and observation.
Crews were dispatched to a home along Vickery Point in the Vickery Lake neighborhood of Cumming after 5 a.m. One firefighter inside was injured when part of the home collapsed on top of him, Shivers said.
A second truck carrying the three firefighters then overturned along Shiloh Road on its way to the burning home.
“It was the only vehicle involved,” Shivers said. “They were in very tough driving conditions at the time — heavy rain, high wind and lightning all around them.”
At the time, that part of the county was under a tornado warning, Shivers said.
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