Upper Flat Creek, North Carolina (The Weaverville Tribune) – Several fire department vehicles are stranded after a private bridge off on Upper Flat Creek Road collapsed while a fire department truck was crossing it. The incident happened after several fire departments responded to a house fire around 12:47 am on Sunday. The home, which was a cabin, was a total loss.
Currently, seven fire vehicles are stranded on the other side of the bridge and one, a Reynolds Fire Department four-wheel drive truck is partly on the collapsed bridge. Weaverville Fire Department has five vehicles trapped, while Reems Creek Fire Department has two. No one in the fire truck was injured. One person from the house fire was transported to the hospital with burns.
According to Weaverville Fire Chief Ted Williams who was one the scene Sunday morning while efforts were underway to remove the vehicle from its precarious position on the fallen bridge were still underway. Weaverville Fire Department was the lead department on the call.