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Fire truck overturns in Roane County, WV responding to house fire; 2 firefighters injured

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Crews cleaning the scene after a fire truck wrecked in Roane County, WV. Crews cleaning the scene after a fire truck wrecked in Roane County, WV.

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They're used to saving lives, but on Tuesday, two firefighters had a very close call when their engine flipped on the way to a house fire.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. on Harmony Road in Roane County.

Captain Mike Randolph, with Gandeeville Harmony Volunteer Fire Department, said the chief and another firefighter were responding to a house fire when it happened. He said the driver lost control of the engine and rolled over.

"The chief was able to walk to the ambulance. The other firefighter was back-boarded and helped EMS load. They were taken to the hospital for evaluation," he said.

Initial reports suggested two children were trapped inside the home. It turns out, two teens were able to escape the home unharmed.

Members from Walton and Spencer Volunteer Fire Department's assisted on scene of the house fire while Gandeeville dealt with the overturned engine.

The church next door to the home suffered minimal damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The department said the engine, worth $250,000, is a total loss. They hope insurance will cover most of it.

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A fire truck from the Gandeeville/Harmony Volunteer Fire Dept. overturned in Roane County, WV while responding to a house fire in Gandeeville.

According to Roane County dispatchers, two firefighters were injured in the accident and taken to the hospital.  Dispatchers say the firefighters' injuries are not life threatening.

Responders on the scene say one of the fire fighters is the chief of the VFD.

The driver said he overcorrected after nearing a ditch and the truck flipped.  The truck is totaled and was worth about $250,000.

The accident occurred about 7:20 a.m.