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Rescue vehicle falls into hole in Orlando neighborhood

City officials plan to assess hole

ORLANDO, Fla. – Crews were responding to a call in an Orlando neighborhood when their rescue vehicle fell into a hole, officials said.

Orlando fire officials said they had just driven through the neighborhood gate after 1 a.m. Thursday when they unexpectedly sunk into the hole on Soria Avenue and got stuck.

No one was hurt but the vehicle was damaged, fire officials said.

Orlando Fire Department officials said the hole was believed to be about 6 feet in diameter and 8 to 9 feet deep.

The vehicle was eventually towed and will be out of service until further notice, fire officials said.

Firefighters were calling it a possible sinkhole, but city officials later clarified that it wasn’t.

“I reached out to the City’s Streets and Stormwater Division, which clarified that it’s not a sinkhole, rather sand infiltration into a stormwater or wastewater line, which caused the cave-in,” a spokeswoman for the city said.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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