Little Rock Fire Capt. Doug Coffman said Tuesday afternoon that the firetruck involved a wreck near West 65th Street and Geyer Springs Road had been moved off the road around 1:30 p.m.
"Our guys had been on the way to respond to a grass fire when at the intersection of West 65th Street they collided with a SUV," Coffman said Tuesday after 2 p.m. He said the call came in just after 10 a.m.
Coffman said the firetruck flipped and sustained major damage in the crash, and five people were taken to local hospitals to be treated.
"Three of our firemen that been taken to the hospital have already been released with minor injuries," Coffman said, "The two passengers in the SUV seemed to have non-life threatening injuries."
Coffman said police were investigating the scene.
He urged drivers to stay vigilant and watch for emergency vehicles on the road:
"If you see a vehicle with its lights and sirens on, pull over and yield to the right to let them get by."
12:15 p.m.: Traffic delayed near West 65th Street and Geyer Springs Road in Little Rock due to overturned firetruck
A firetruck and another vehicle crashed in Little Rock near West 65th Street and Geyer Springs Road on Tuesday, police said.
The firetruck was overturned in the crash and will cause delays in traffic, the Little Rock Police Department said on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
According to Capt. Doug Coffman of the Little Rock Fire Department, firefighters were responding to a report of a grass fire when the wreck occurred.
Coffman said three firefighters and two people in the other vehicle involved in the wreck were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have asked that any drivers traveling near South University Avenue, West 65th Street and Geyer Springs Road plan to take an alternate route.