The Forest Fire Department's new Engine 51 is now in service.
The fire truck replaces Pumper 5, which was lost in a roll-over crash last summer. The accident happened on Va. 709 on a bad curve near New London Steak House. None of the six men riding in the truck’s cab were seriously injured.
According to Ryan Burnette, the fire department’s public information officer, the new truck cost $500,000 with 95 percent of the cost covered by insurance.