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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 December, 2004, 13:43 GMT
Four injured in fire engine crash
Four firefighters have been injured after their engine crashed into a bridge in Surrey.

The crew was responding to an automatic fire alarm when the vehicle hit the bridge on the A281 at Shalford, near Guildford, on Saturday morning.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said four crew members were hurt but their injures were not life threatening.

They were taken to hospital and the road was closed for the bridge to be examined for structural damage.

'Significant' damage

"Unfortunately the four crew members received a number of injuries.

"They were taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford to undergo treatment, a fire spokeswoman said.

She said the vehicle had suffered "significant" damage in the collision.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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