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Damage estimate for fire truck is $203,000

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By The Staff

The Evergreen Fire/Rescue fire truck that rolled off a steep road on Floyd Hill last month has been sent to Wisconsin for $203,000 in repairs.

Fire Chief Garry DeJong said Engine No. 2 was put on a flatbed truck for the trip and is expected back in October.

The 1997 model truck was on the way to a suspicious-odor call June 9 when it plunged down an embankment and pancaked an empty, vintage 1969 Pontiac Firebird parked 25 feet below.

The truck went off the road above the home of Bill and Arnetta Vickery at 872 Ponderosa Drive, above Clear Creek High School. The driver, Mike Weege, had moved over to let another vehicle pass.

Also damaged were a camper, a metal garage and a quad-wheel ATV parked behind the Firebird.