Fire Truck Falls Into Hole

Greensburg, Ky (WBKO) -- In a region known for its Karst terrain, it wasn't a cave that landed a fire truck inside a large hole in downtown Greensburg.

Officials with the Summersville Volunteer Fire Department say they were assisting with a funeral detail when they backed up the truck into an empty parking lot around two this afternoon. They say underneath that parking lot was an old garage.

Over the years, the structure of the garage has deteriorated and gave way under the weight of the fire truck, which sunk in 12 to 14 feet.

While the extent of the damage to the truck is unknown at this time, fire officials say they already have a plan in place to remove it.

"Sometime around noon, or a little after noon, we'll have two cranes that are coming to have to lift it out. It's really the only safe way to do it," said Tony Price, a training official with the Summersville Volunteer Fire Department.

The Green County Fire Department has given the Summersville volunteers a truck to use until this one can be removed and repaired.

Two firefighters were inside the truck when it fell in, but were uninjured. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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