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UPDATE: Injured firefighters released from hospital

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Chief says those injured 'sore' and 'stiff' following wreck Tuesday night on Puckett Road

UPDATED 11:45 A.M. -- All six of the firefighters injured in the wreck last night on Puckett Road have been released from the hospital and are recovering at home, according to interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox.

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Cox said in the moments following the wreck, it was believed that two of the firefighters sustained serious injuries but hospital tests proved negative.

“We’ve spoken to all of them this morning,” Cox said. “They’re stiff and sore from being in the wreck.”

Cox said the names of those involved will not be released, per fire district policy.

The firefighters were responding to a vehicle accident on Puckett Road when the truck apparently slid off the narrow road, was sucked into a ditch and hit the tree, uprooting it and breaking off several large limbs, which fell onto the truck.

The passenger side of the truck’s cab sustained the most serious damage, crumpling the roof and caving in the windshield.

First responders had to use pneumatic cutting tools to remove at least one of the firefighters from the wreckage.

All of the injured firefighters were out of Station 2, which is located in Alton.

Dozens of other firefighters, EMS and police responded to help get the injured firefighters out of the wreckage and into waiting ambulances.

The Kentucky State Police is conducting and investigation. Also responding was Anderson County EMS, Anderson County Fire District and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.