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Fort Worth fire truck flips, sending 4 firefighters to hospital, 1 with critical injuries

First look at house damaged in fire, firefighters still recovering from crash
First look at house damaged in fire, firefighters still recovering from crash 01:33

FORT WORTH – Police are investigating what led to a Fort Worth fire truck losing control and flipping over.

Police say it happened just before 2:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at the intersection of Village Creek Road and Wilbarger Street in southeast Fort Worth.

The crew on the fire truck were on their way to respond to a house fire in the area when it lost control and flipped. Another fire truck responded to the call after the accident.

There were four firefighters on board. They were all taken to a local hospital – one with critical injuries was transported via CareFlite.

On Tuesday, two of the firefighters were released from the hospital.

As of Wednesday afternoon, two firefighters remain hospitalized. One is undergoing surgery and one remains in critical condition but is showing positive signs of improvement and is officially breathing on his own, the fire department says.

"Our foremost priority is supporting the wellbeing of our firefighters and their families in this difficult moment," said Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis, "We appreciate the support and prayers of the Fort Worth community as we stand by the injured and their families."

The names of the firefighters have yet to be released.

Police are still investigating what could have caused the accident. 

Victim speaks about the fiery scene an overturned Fort Worth fire truck tried to reach 04:46
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