Fire truck rolls, man taken to hospital

A man was taken to hospital on Friday after a fire truck rolled near Daylesford on its way to a 100-hectare grassfire. 

Newstead Police Leading Senior Constable Grant McDonald said the truck was going up a dirt road in Werona when it hit a rock and rolled onto its side. 

"Robinson Road is quite narrow and there are a lot of rocks," he said. "It is quite difficult terrain. At about 4.30pm the truck has clipped a rock and tipped over."

Three people were in the truck, one man has been taken to hospital as a precaution. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said an ambulance was called to the scene and the three men had no obvious injuries. 

"The three men are a little bit shaken up, obviously, " he said. 

"One man was taken to Bendigo hospital for further assessment, but he did not have any obvious injuries.

"As far as I know the ambulance did not have any difficultly because of the terrain. We did have a helicopter on standby but it was not needed."

The VicEmergency website said at 7pm that the fire was under control.  

A State Control Centre spokesperson said a watch and act warning was issued. 

"As we understand, no properties were under threat," she said. 

"It is quite difficult terrain. We had 22 trucks and two water bombers at the scene."

Meanwhile, Bendigo Fire Station welcomed firefighters from New South Wales after local crews were deployed to Mildura. 

Fire crews from Mildura have been transferred to Gippsland to fight a blaze at the Hazelwood open cut mine. 

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