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6 Firefighters Hurt When Fire Truck, Semi Collide

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FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say six firefighters were hurt when their fire truck and a semitrailer collided just south of Atlanta.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the wreck happened at an intersection in Forest Park around 7 p.m. Tuesday while the Clayton County firefighters were responding to a call.
    
Wright said the fire truck, with lights and sirens activated, was traveling southbound on Old Dixie Highway when it approached the rear of a semi that was also southbound. Investigators say that as the semi was attempting to turn left onto Central Avenue, it struck the fire truck.
    
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/11qzNvT) that one of the injured firefighters was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center. Wright said the others were taken by ambulance. Their conditions weren't available late Tuesday.

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