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One of two Franktown firefighters injured in water tender rollover released from hospital

Both are "resting comfortably" Wednesday
Posted: 10:56 AM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 16:56:47Z

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – One of the two Franktown firefighters injured Tuesday evening when the water tender they were driving rolled over en route to a call was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.

Both firefighters were stable and “resting comfortably” the morning after the crash, the Franktown Fire Protection District said in a tweet Wednesday morning.

“As they heal, we want to respect their privacy. Currently, they have no needs but humbly thanks the community for its outpouring of love,” the fire department said.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Castle Rock at the intersection of North Perry Park Road and Wolfensburger Road as the crew was on its way to a house fire in the area.

The two male firefighters were airlifted to Swedish Medical Center with what officials called serious injuries at the time. They both had to be extricated from the truck.

It’s still unclear exactly what led to the crash. The truck ended up crashing through a fence and coming to rest in a field. Franktown Fire said the home that the crew was responding to was a complete loss but the family was able to get out safely.