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Firefighters hurt during ice bucket challenge

Australians attempt ice bucket challenge world record
Australians attempt ice bucket challenge world record
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Four Kentucky firefighters were hurt Thursday morning when a fire engine's ladder came too close to a power line after they drenched college students with water as part of an ice bucket challenge, according to Fox News. While the ladder did not actually touch the power line, it was close enough and the line volatile enough to energize the truck, which then injured the firefighters, explained Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette.

The firefighters who were in the bucket were still in a burn unit on Friday. One firefighter was in critical condition; the other in fair condition. The remaining two firefighters were treated and released.

The firefighters had just dumped water on Campbellsville University's marching band; however, at the time of the incident, most of the students had left the area. No students were hurt.

Natasha Collins, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Utilities Power, stated that power was knocked out for about an hour to 4,500 customers, including the school.

According to the ALS Association, as of Friday, the ice bucket challenge has raised more than $53 million in less than a month, compared to $2.2 million in the same time period last year.