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ARCHER – Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle crash with fire on State Road 45 in Archer on Thursday, May 12. Engine 82 and Tanker 82 arrived on the scene to find a dump truck that had struck a tree. Engine 82 extinguished a small fire in the engine compartment and also mitigated a diesel fuel leak from the fuel tank.

Additional units that also responded were Engine 81, Rescue 81 and Alachua County Fire Rescue District Chief 8 and Gainesville Fire Rescue’s Hazardous Material Team, who were cancelled enroute after the fuel leak was stopped. The Alachua County Office of Environmental Protection also responded to assess the environmental impact of the fuel spill.

The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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