HOUSTON Firefighters rushing to an emergency Thursday night didn t get far after their fire truck hit a man walking near their firehouse.

The firefighters at Fire Station 31 were responding to a house fire when the truck struck a man in his 30s just after 7 north Houston.

The fire department did not say whether the man was in the street or on a sidewalk. The firefighters jumped out the truck and immediately assisted the victim.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The Houston Police Department Accident Division was investigating the case.

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