24 Jul 2015

Fire truck collides with van on way to fire

3:34 pm on 24 July 2015

woman is in Wellington Hospital with moderate chest injuries after the van she was driving collided with a fire engine on its way to a fire in Adelaide Road this morning.

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The driver of the small van and a passenger in the truck were both taken for treatment.

A passenger in the van was uninjured.

Meanwhile, the fire the truck was heading to, in the suburb of Berhampore, has been put out.

Neighbours reported two neighbouring properties, on Adelaide Road, were on fire about 9am.

Fire service shift manager Jan Wills said the extent of damage to the two houses was still unknown.

"It was an old wooden-style villa and the two properties were very close together... Fire safety are visiting and they are investigating the cause of the fire."