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The bucket touched power lines, which sent a current through to the wheels and machinery of the lift. Smoke and flames began to rise from the machine as the Oxford Fire Department arrived.
A dozen bus passengers who were taken to RMC after a collision on I-20 were released from the hospital in stable condition by Monday morning, an RMC spokeswoman said.
Some passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, but the severity of any injuries was not made known.
Earlier this year, the board was poised to put out a bid for a single company to provide ambulance service for rural Calhoun County, and was calling on local cities to join in that bid.
The countywide P25 radio system allows police, fire, EMA, 911 and other organizations to communicate at the flip of a switch.
Officials of the 911 Board say they’re required by law to bid the service out before allowing a company to assume responsibility for the area.
The bill passed the House Tuesday and is headed to the state Senate for final approval, though some fire professionals are concerned that volunteer coverage may not ever be included if it isn’t implemented now.