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Delivery van crashes into parked Spokane fire engine

Firefighters said a Spokane Fire engine from Station 4 was slightly damaged when it was hit by a courier delivery van outside Deaconess Medical Center today.

Firefighters were visiting a fellow firefighter at the hospital. When they went back outside, they found the van resting against their truck, parked along Fifth Avenue off of Lincoln Street.

Battalion chief Bruce Moline said the van crushed some lug nut protective covers on the front wheel and scraped some metal siding.

The driver of the courier van was making a delivery across the street and didn’t set the parking brake, Moline said. The unattended van slowly crossed Fifth and crashed into the engine.

The truck is still operational, and while the scene was being cleared, one of the engine’s firefighters directed traffic. There were no reported injuries.