Firefighters injured when fire engine overturns

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SAN DIEGO - Two firefighters were injured Tuesday when a fire engine crashed during a training exercise in an Otay Mesa field, authorities reported.

The emergency vehicle veered off a dirt road near Paseo de la Fuente, south of State Route 905, and overturned about 9:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

An ambulance crew took the injured men, who were conscious and alert following the accident, to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available, though at least one of them appeared to have suffered only minor injuries, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The two firefighters are assigned to San Diego Fire Station 29 on West San Ysidro Boulevard.


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