Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:14:13 GMT — The picture of a Lake Ozark fire truck stuck in flood waters has become a defining image of the summer 2013 flooding. Lake Ozark fire officials told KRCG 13 the truck got stuck in the waters as they were on their way to help a man whose car stalled on V Road in rising water. While this particular fire truck got stuck before reaching the man, other responders were able to get him out of the area safely. Fire officials said the truck is being looked over by a mechanic but it doesn't appear to have any significant damage. From 2:30-9 a.m. The fire department covered about nine calls, most of them flood-related. One call they responded to was a structure fire at a home off Bogey Hills Road which they believe might have been caused by lightning. Luckily, there were no injuries in any of the calls. With more rain on the horizon, officials with the Lake Ozark Fire Department said they are checking over all of their equipment and making sure it is good to go if and when more flooding occurs. They also want to stress to motorists the importance of not driving over water covered roadways.
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