Fire truck pulled from NJ sinkhole

February 1, 2009 7:25:25 PM PST
A large crane pulled a fire truck from a sinkhole in a street in New Jersey, where it was trapped for hours Sunday. The gaping hole opened up on Linden Avenue near Old Bergen Road in Jersey City Sunday afternoon.

Officials say firefighters were responding to a call about a water leak at home when the rear end of the ladder truck suddenly began sinking into the ground.

The crew was able to get off, but watched helplessly as the truck continue to drop.

Officials believe slowly leaking water may have compromised the ground, causing it to weaken over time.


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