Grant County firefighters injured after truck rolled off roadway

Grant County
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SOAP LAKE, Wash. — Toward the end of a busy day headlined by four separate wildfires and a hospital evacuation, two Grant County firefighters suffered minor injuries when their truck rolled off the roadway.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on June 28, 2022. They confirmed that a water tender was driving near Road 20-Northeast and Road B.5-Northeast while responding to the wildfire in Soap Lake.

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Officials say the vehicle was riding along a soft shoulder on the side of the roadway when it got caught in a steep embankment and rolled three-quarters onto its side. Two firefighters from Grant County Fire District No. 7 suffered minor injuries during the accident.

Ambulances rushed to the scene and transported the two victims to Columbia Basin Hospital for emergency evaluation and treatment. No further details on their current condition have been announced, but the injuries were not life-threatening and the firefighters are expected to recover.

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The Grant County Sheriff’s Motor Traffic Unit investigated the accident and found that speed wasn’t a major factor contributing to the rollover.

All four wildfires across Grant County were brought under control by nighttime, but they required an all-hands-on-deck effort from first responders across the region.

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