New Mexico water tender rolls over while responding to grass fire

Sierra VFD rollover
KOB.com

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 KOB.com:

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.

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. Google+