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Apparatus rear-ended during blaze


April 30, 2008
By The Canadian Press

April 30, 2008, Melville, Sask. - A fire truck was rear-ended while crews were battling a grass fire near Melville, Sask.


RCMP say smoke from the fire on Tuesday reduced visibility and resulted in a semi trailer hitting the fire truck, then it veered across Highway 15, striking a car head-on.


Police said the two vehicles were going at a reduced speed and no one was seriously injured.


High winds pushed the fire across the highway, coming close to a couple of farmyards.


No serious damage has been reported.


The cause of the fire is unknown.