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Minor Injuries After Fire Engine Overturns Near Long Barn

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Long Barn, CA — The CHP has released some information about a crash that occurred earlier this week on Highway 108 that involved a US Forest Service Fire Engine.

It happened, at 9:15 pm on Monday, east of Bald Mountain Heliport in the Long Barn area. The CHP reports that 41-year-old Jason Satterthwaite of Sonora was driving the fire engine eastbound on Highway 108 and it drifted off the roadway. The engine struck a tree and overturned.

The CHP adds, “Mr. Satterthwaite was wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries.  He was transported by ground ambulance to Adventist Health, Sonora for treatment. Drugs and/or Alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in this crash.”

No additional details were released.