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2 Franktown firefighters responding to house fire now stable after rollover crash

Firefighters listed as stable early Wednesday
Posted: 8:20 PM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 14:54:33Z
2 Franktown firefighters injured in rollover
2 Franktown firefighters injured in rollover

(UPDATE Wednesday 8:53 a.m.) The Franktown Fire Department announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that one of the firefighters was released from the hospital.


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Two male firefighters were injured in a rollover crash involving a water tender in Douglas County Tuesday.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. west of Castle Rock in Douglas County at the intersection of North Perry Park Road and Wolfensburger Road.

The two firefighters were airlifted to Swedish Medical Center with serious injuries after they had to be extracted from the cab of the truck. Their names are not being released.

Kim Spuhler, a spokesperson for the Franktown Fire Protection District, could not say what condition the two are in but said it’s going to be an uphill battle.

“We ask the community to pray for our firefighters,” she said.

It was later learned the two were listed in critical but stable condition. By 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, they were both in stable condition. 

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the two men were in the tanker vehicle as they were responding to a house fire in Douglas County at the time of the crash.

Spuhler said no other vehicles were involved.

The truck came to a rest in a field off the road after crashing through a fence. It's not clear what led to the rollover.

The 3,300-gallon water tanker is designated as Tender 181 and based at Station 181, which is located at 1959 State Hwy 83.