Clay City Fire Department helped by neighboring departments following crash

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CLAY CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - For the next few days anyone calling 911 in Clay City will see a fire truck from Hargett, in Estill County, respond. The truck is on loan after Clay City's main fire engine was destroyed in a crash on Sunday.

Clay City's fire chief saw the truck after he knew the three firefighters in it were going to recover. He says help for his department was coming in before they had even left the hospital.

"When we got to the hospital Lexington Fire had four guys there at our beck and call to do whatever we needed," Chief Nathan Hall said.

The department is receiving help from the neighboring Estill County Fire Department. He says they and the Stanton Fire Department have both volunteered to help cover runs until his 18 man department is fully staffed.

"On a volunteer department everybody doesn't show up, so these are three of my most active guys so it's really going to take a toll for a little bit," Hall said.

All three of those firefighters are back home. Hall says the worst injury was some broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder.

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