New Mexico water tender rolls over while responding to grass fire

Sierra VFD rollover

A $300,000 water tender from the Sierra Volunteer Fire Department in New Mexico was totaled when it rolled over Thursday while responding to a grass fire. According to state police, the 27-year old operator of the rig, Adam Chrisman, was given a citation for careless driving. He suffered a head injury and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Here is a video report on the accident, from

Just in the last nine months, Wildfire Today has reported on five other fire apparatus rollovers that occurred while firefighters were responding to wildfires, here, here, here, and here.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.