Author: Paul Powers
Published: 8:18 AM EDT April 14, 2019
Updated: 8:18 AM EDT April 14, 2019
MABLETON, Ga. — Interstate 20 westbound near the Cobb-Douglas county has reopened after being shut down for several hours Sunday morning, following an accident involving a Cobb County fire truck and a car.
The fire truck and the car both caught fire in the collision, Cobb fire officials said. The flames were later extinguished, but the fire truck is considered a total loss.
The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. Cobb fire officials said the truck had responded to an earlier accident on I-20 between Thorton and Riverside and was parked when it was struck by the car - leading to the fire.
No firefighters were injured in the accident, according to a Cobb fire spokesman.One person from the burning car was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital.
The accident forced police to divert traffic off westbound I-20 at the Six Flags parkway exit for hours. The road was reopened shortly after 7 a.m.
Police continue to investigate the details of the accident and fire.