Three FIREFIGHTERS have been taken to hospital after their fire engine overturned on a 999 call this evening.

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One crew member was trapped under a fire engine

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The fire engine was in Billingham, in Teesside, when it crashed at around 9pm.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

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The North East Ambulance Service have confirmed three fire fighters have been taken to the University Hospital of North Tees

Cleveland Fire and Rescue have released the following statement

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“The fire engine from Stockton Community Fire Station was one of five engines responding to an emergency incident in Middlesbrough”

“The accident occurred on the roundabout at Billingham Bottoms where the vehicle overturned onto its side. No other vehicles were involved

“On board was five fire fighters, two escaped with no injuries whilst three sustained non-life threatening injuries and have been taken to the University Hospital of North Tees

“The welfare of our staff is paramount and an internal inquiry has commenced to determine the cause of the accident”.