CHEROKEE COUNTY (WSPA) – The Antioch Fire Department said a firetruck ran into a downed tree early Thursday morning in Blacksburg.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the crash around 5:20 a.m. on Antioch Road near Hambright Road.

The Antioch Volunteer Fire Department said the firefighters were responding to a downed tree when the firetruck ran into the downed tree.

South Carolina State Police and the South Carolina Department of Transportation closed Antioch Road in order to remove the firetruck from the tree.

The tree was finally removed around 8 a.m., officials said.

The department said the firefighter occupying the vehicle at that time was able to exit safely and no injuries were reported.

The firetruck was significantly damaged by the tree.