Semi crashes into CAL FIRE truck working Bully Fire


A semi-truck was involved in an accident with a CAL FIRE stake truck Wednesday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol the driver of the semi-truck was driving too fast on Clear Creek Road when he veered into the wrong lane. The driver over-corrected and hit a guard rail that caused his vehicle to tip over and strike the CAL FIRE truck that was heading in the opposite direction.

The semi-truck was carrying debris and scrap wood that was scattered across the road as a result of the accident, blocking the east-bound lane.

CHP said the semi-truck driver was driving too fast but no arrests were made in connection to the accident.

The stake truck was occupied by two CAL FIRE employees and was carrying supplies used on the Bully Fire. Those employees both suffered moderate injuries.

CHP said it would be a couple hours before the road could be cleared.

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