Washington D.C. Fire Apparatus in Accident Heading to Fire Call

Four firefighters and four others were injured Saturday night when a D.C. fire engine was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle in Southeast Washington while responding to a fire.

The accident occurred just after 11 p.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues SE, said a spokesman for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The victims were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.

It appears the vehicle pulled in front of the fire truck, cutting it off as the firefighters were en route to a blaze.

The fire engine was responding to a fire near the 100 block of Ivanhoe Street SW. One person was hospitalized from the fire, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Wilson said. Additional units were already on the scene when the crash occurred, he said.

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