Fire truck crashes on way to Delaware barn fire

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
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A fire truck crashed on the way to a barn fire in Delaware.

LEIPSIC, Del. (WPVI) -- A Delaware fire truck crashed on the way to a large barn fire in Leipsic, Kent County.

The blaze broke out at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1800 block of East Denney's Road.

Several tanker trucks carrying water were called to the scene due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area.

The fire truck, which is just one of two in the Leipsic Fire Company, flipped while headed to the blaze.


The driver of the fire truck, 72-year-old John Burkett, was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was examined and released.

Four firefighters on board the truck were uninjured in the incident.