BREAKING- Two Firefighters Critically Injured when Tower Makes Contact with Power Lines During Reported Ice Bucket Challenge

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Credit: Tyler Arterburn- Taken moments before incident

SConFire.com CAD: Zoom 2014-08-21 14:08:00 | KY | TAYLOR CO| CAMPBELLSVILLE | FF DOWN | 1 UNIVERSITY DR | LADDER MAKES CONTACT W/ POWER LINES| 2 FF INJURIES| BOTH CRITICAL| 1 FLOWN TO UNIV OF LOUISVILLE HOSP | SC-01

PRESS RELEASE FROM CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVESITY

WAVE3.com

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several Campbellsville-Taylor County firefighters have been reported injured after an training incident near the campus of Campbellsville University.

According to radio stations WCKQ-WGRK, four firefighters have been injured and two of those injuries are said to be critical. Reports are at least one of the injured firefighters has been flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. 

Power was reported out across a wide area, but is starting to be restored slowly. 

Via Twitter, Campbellsville University says no students were injured in the incident. A prayer service has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on the university campus. Full Story….

WHAS 11

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Three firefighters were injured when a fire truck’s aerial ladder came in contact with a main power line at Campbellsville University, police said.

According to reports from Reed Yadon, two firefighters were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and another firefighter was treated at the scene.

Police said the department’s aerial ladder came into contact with a power line.

A witness at the scene, resident director Tyler Arterburn, said the crew was participating in an “ice bucket challenge,” and firefighters were spraying water band directors and members. FULL STORY….

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