Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 18, 2014

Fire engine gets stuck in Indianapolis sinkhole

Kokomo Tribune

---- — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crews needed a couple hours to free an Indianapolis fire engine after it got stuck in a sinkhole on a city street.

The fire department says the engine was on its way to a reported house fire when the truck's rear driver's side wheels sank into the pavement up to its frame.

Fire Capt. Rita Reith (rite) says the hole was about 4 feet by 8 feet. She says no firefighters were hurt.

WTHR-TV reports crews had to remove the water stored in the engine in order to lift it from the hole.

Reith says the reported fire in an unoccupied house was small and was quickly extinguished.