A Fort Worth firefighter is in critical condition following an accident involving a fire truck from the Fort Worth Fire Department early this morning. The incident occurred at 2:34 a.m., with four firefighters on board. All occupants were transported to the hospital.
Of the four firefighters, one is in critical condition, another remains stable, while the remaining two have been discharged. The accident happened close to the intersection of Village Creek and Wilbarger, near the Eugene McCray Community Center.
The fire truck was en route to a single-family house fire in the 4500 block of Pecos St. as part of an alarm assignment when the collision took place. The alarm was raised at Fire Station 3 at 2:29 a.m. Another fire engine was dispatched to respond to the house fire following the accident.
The Fort Worth Police Department is currently investigating the cause of the accident. As of now, no other vehicles are believed to have been involved. The identities of the firefighters involved are being withheld until all family members have been informed.
“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.”
“Our firefighters are always there for our community, and right now, we need the community’s prayers for their recovery and healing,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.