Truck flips over on the way to Calvert County house fire, 2 fire fighters injured

(Photo, ABC7)

Two firefighters were injured after a tanker truck flipped upside down after it was trying to get to the scene of a house fire in Calvert County Saturday.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office says a Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department truck was heading to a fire on 3725 Robinson Road. The truck was going around a curve on Robinson Road when the sheriff's office says the truck had "a tire failure with a 'blowout'."

The truck overturned and the driver of the truck, Lieutenant Marty Sealey, was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to the sheriff's office. He has since been released and is recovering at home.

The sheriff's office also says that Lieutenant John Faulkner Jr. was in the truck at the time. He was also taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The sheriff's office says Faulkner is expected to be released later on Saturday.

In response to the crash, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bill Rector released the following statement:

"All Dunkirk apparatus is DOT compliant and inspected annually. Out of precaution, we are contacting a unaffiliated maintenance contractor to do a full DOT on all apparatus."

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the crash.

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