Pair injured in collision with fire truck

Damage to the fire truck (Emma Jolliff / 3 News)
Damage to the fire truck (Emma Jolliff / 3 News)

A woman and her seven-year-old daughter are in hospital after her car collided with a fire service support vehicle on its way to a house fire in Berhampore.

The woman was travelling northbound on Owen St, and had just entered the intersection with Constable St when her car was struck.

The impact spun the car around 180 degrees into a traffic light, trapping the driver.

The door was cut from the vehicle to remove her. She was then transferred to hospital by ambulance.

A fireman was also taken to hospital after an impact to his chest and was taken to hospital as a precaution. The girl was uninjured, but the woman received fractured ribs and will have a scan around her neck area. 

Constable Vaughan Simpson couldn't say whether the lights were red or green when the fire truck entered the intersection.

The fire ripped through the house this morning, with the blaze spreading to a second home.

Fire crews and police are still there after being called to the fire around 9am.

There was no one living in the house at the time because it was being refurbished, however neighbours say builders were inside the property when the fire started.

It was damaged extensively, while the neighbour's house has received water damage.

Police have blocked off part of the road and fire engines remain at the scene.

Fire service communications spokeswoman Ms Wills didn't know which part of the house the fire began.

Neighbours were evacuated and a large number of fire engines were called because of the risk of the fire spreading.

Fire crews initially thought there might have been people inside.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen from many areas of the city.

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