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Fire engine’s rear axle falls off during response in Upstate New York

An upstate New York fire crew avoided a ‘catastrophic’ accident, after their truck’s rear axle fell off.
(Photo: Ogdensburg Fire Department)

OGDENSBURG, NY (WTHR) – An Upstate New York fire crew avoided a ‘catastrophic’ accident, after their truck’s rear axle fell off.

The Ogdensburg fire crew was responding to a call when the fire engine’s rear axle came off.

In a Facebook post, the Ogdensburg firefighter’s say they were lucky that no member of the crew was hurt.

“Luck was with us as no by standers or members were injured. This very easily could have been catastrophic,” the fire department wrote in the Facebook post.

The fire department now only has two working fire engines left.

“Also, this now leave us with our 2 main line engines and our 1993 quint. In the event one of our main line engines were to need repair that leaves us with our Quint running first due. Hopefully a solution will be determined quickly,” the department wrote.