Philadelphia Fire Truck Breaks Down En Route to Call

While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding firefighters and the truck for several hours, reports CBS Philadelphia (

Philadelphia fire truck Engine 69, based in the 8200 block of Tinicum Avenue, was responding to a call at about 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The truck was left un-driveable and the firefighters were forced out of service and had to stay with the truck.

It took three tries before the right tow truck was brought to the scene. The first two were too small to tow the fire truck.


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