By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County firefighters had to scramble, but they managed to save a home Thursday afternoon after two of their fire trucks sunk in the mud at the end of a long dirt lane to the burning house.
The blaze was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Fire trucks from Citizens Fire Co. and Independent Fire Co. were on the scene quickly, but the first two vehicles, a fire engine and a tanker truck, that attempted to make it down the quarter-mile long driveway sank in the mud.
Firefighters in their heavy, protective clothing, jumped into the back of a four-wheel drive pickup truck, carrying their air tanks and portable fire extinguishers.