Sunday night North Montgomery County Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on Ben Wiggins Road. Units arrived on scene and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. However with two engines in the driveway of the home some 250 yards from the road, the driveway gave way to the wet soil below it. After several hours work, Sunday night Roxanne with Milstead Heavy Duty was able to retrieve one truck which was only about 100-feet from the road. The other truck, which was also sunk to the body was a far more time-consuming project. Commissioner Metts responded to the scene Sunday night and determined what was needed to remove the truck. Early Monday morning Precinct 4 crews arrived with several laminated wooden mats. Using a back how on loan from Martin Realty, the crews were able to lay them over part of the driveway. Once that was completed, firefighters used their own skills and equipment to raise the body up out of the mud enough to hook a heavy-duty wrecker to it. With the newer trucks, just pulling it out would have damaged lower cabinets, steps, exhaust and other components. Chris with Milstead Wrecker then started to winch the truck out. The soft soil continued to break away under the fire truck. Three times the heavy duty entered and exited the drive with no effect. However, as the fire truck was pulled back it constantly broke the surface and sank again and again. The truck was finally brought onto the wooden mats and was able to exit with a small amount of cosmetic damage. Metts explained that due to the fire truck having the two axles compared to the multi-axle wrecker, the load difference made the truck go down in the very saturated surface. However, with life and property in danger they had to get to the fire. Both trucks are now back in service with two very tired crews.

Comments

    • Black Spider
      Black Spider

      Looks like a Ferrari

      about 27 days ago
    • Everythang Texas
      Everythang Texas

      I thought that was North Montgomery County Fire Department. That heavy fire engine on that soft ground.

      about 2 months ago
    • uncle slovo
      uncle slovo

      Yup, she's definately the ultimate asphalt queen...

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike Moore
      Mike Moore

      Ngl this was so bad but so funny in the county, especially since they got that truck not even 2 weeks before the incident 🤣

      about 2 months ago
    • cop警黑corrupt
      cop警黑corrupt

      12:40 lol it'd be funny if it gets stuck again
      12:53 hahahahahaha

      about 2 months ago
    • Leonard Janda
      Leonard Janda

      Unbelievable , get the county streets department and improve that

      about 2 months ago
    • Kyler Selleck
      Kyler Selleck

      Chief must've been pissed!!

      about 2 months ago
    • SR
      SR

      Fire truck are red. When they are blue they sink.

      about 2 months ago
    • nestor bristol
      nestor bristol

      Ese chófer es un animal 🤦‍♂️ tenía que poner el camión en neutro para que las ruedas no hiciera la zanja que hizo

      about 2 months ago
    • Roberto Izquierdo
      Roberto Izquierdo

      What's the total cost?

      about 2 months ago
    • Cricket Lee
      Cricket Lee

      Whoa...Rutted up that drive. Totally gonna have to clean that mess up. 😳

      about 3 months ago
    • Blackstallionsunday zombie
      Blackstallionsunday zombie

      The problem is obvious.
      A Blue firetruck!

      about 3 months ago
    • Show Cat
      Show Cat

      Beautiful firetruck.

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Lates
      Chris Lates

      Oops!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Antoine Berben
      Antoine Berben

      What a bunch of amateurs!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • TheFalconJetDriver
      TheFalconJetDriver

      If you are going to show the county why show the State the county is in I have no idea where North Montgomery is.

      about 3 months ago
    • what ever
      what ever

      they should of drove through the mud puddle

      about 3 months ago
    • David Alexandrovitch
      David Alexandrovitch

      Some fit looking firefighters. What a shame. Will be such a burden to a ton of people when they gotta take care of his cardiac problems on scene trying to help someone else. Stay fit for yourself, community and brothers! If you can't then it's time to find a desk job, big hoss.

      about 3 months ago
    • Eric T
      Eric T

      Nicely done!

      about 3 months ago
    • Tim Millspaugh
      Tim Millspaugh

      Using an urban style truck in a rural area. When trucks like that even see dirt they immediately get stuck.

      about 3 months ago
    • edward toner
      edward toner

      FAT AND FORTYSOMETHING WHY NOT JOINT THE FIRE SERVICE WHERE YOU CAN STAND AROUND ALL DAY DOING SWEET NOTHING

      about 3 months ago
    • Good Moaning Vietnam
      Good Moaning Vietnam

      I suggest the land owner lays a stone gravel drive at least half a yard thick with cross drainage pipes to a ditch before the next fire. But to be fair the fire truck had driven off the driveway.

      Recovery was good, the wrecker driver was under the control of the fire dep, on a highway recovery he would be in charge so I think Scooby Doo's comments are not called for. That was an expensive piece of kit he was recovering and the fire dep didn't want it out of service, for a stupid mistake. I say well done to em all.

      about 3 months ago
    • edward toner
      edward toner

      That big guy may just sink in soft ground!,,,,,,,

      about 3 months ago
    • MrRealpainter
      MrRealpainter

      Bet the guy that said"Do what i say" is probably the idiot who got er stuck! And why drive it off the dirt driveway,thats been packed down hard for years? To drive around the puddle,onto unpacked grass?

      about 3 months ago
    • 51WCDodge
      51WCDodge

      Put your head under a unstable vehicle?

      about 3 months ago
    • James Edwards
      James Edwards

      Jeez, that guy must weigh all of 300lbs, I would be more concerned for his health if he turned up at an accident than my own, liable to keel over dead any moment.

      about 3 months ago
    • Tom Broder
      Tom Broder

      Notice the guy wearing a Diki-Do shirt....

      about 3 months ago
    • Bob Loblaw
      Bob Loblaw

      I honestly dont think I've ever seen a blue fire truck before.

      about 3 months ago
    • Wa3ypx
      Wa3ypx In reply to Bob Loblaw

      East End Fire Co. Mercer PA

      about 3 months ago
    • Ron Noble
      Ron Noble

      Remind me never to have a fire in that town---talk about obesity--and that fat piece of s--t of a recovery driver with a cigarette hanging out his lips...

      about 3 months ago
    • Craig Mc
      Craig Mc

      At 5:16 the truck has 'in God we Trust' at the top of the windscreen.... After seeing this, yeh, you can trust God like you can trust a german shepherd in a butcher shop..

      about 3 months ago