2 firefighters injured in rollover crash of fire tender in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Two firefighters were in critical but stable condition after their water tender from the Franktown Fire Protection District was involved in a rollover crash Tuesday night.

The accident happened about 8 p.m. at Highway 105 and Wolfensburger Road near Sedalia.

The firefighters were responding to a house fire in the 5800 block of Pine Cliff Avenue southwest of Sedalia at the time of the crash.

The truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident.

"They were bringing approximately 3,000 gallons of water to the house fire," South Metro Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kim Spuhler said. "Here in Perry park they do not have ghydrants so water is shuttled from outside in."

Both injured firefighters had to be extracted before being airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The house fire was contained to one structure and everyone was able to get out and is OK, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

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