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Firefighters seriously injured in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Two Kentucky firefighters were seriously injured helping a college band perform an ice bucket challenge stunt on Thursday. The bucket of the fire truck apparently touched power lines outside of the football stadium at Campbellsville University.

Two Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department firefighters were rushed to the hospital. No students were hurt.  More than 2 dozen student were being sprayed by fire hoses before the accident.  A power outage was reported on campus after the incident.

“We express heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the families of the two firefighters who were injured,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the University, said in a statement.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for ALS research. As the stunts have become more viral, they have become much more elaborate.

Campbellsville University is a Christian university with more than 3,600 students. The campus's Baptist Campus Ministry was planning a prayer session at 7 p.m.

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