Mike Wilbur


A Scalp Level firefighter was treated and released after a fire truck accident on their way to an electrical fire Friday morning.

Scalp Level fire chief Mike Horvath said that the ladder truck was responding to an oven fire on Mill Street in Holsopple.

Horvath said that the departments Spartan ladder truck was coming down under the underpass when another vehicle was coming through. He said the other vehicle backed up when they say the truck coming however while avoiding hitting the vehicle the fire truck hit the trestle and went into the guardrail.

A female firefighter was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for what Horvath classified as minor injuries.

He said they are waiting for insurance adjusters to give them a damage estimate.

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