Police in Georgia say a fire truck has been involved in a fiery crash on Interstate 25, just south of Athens, Georgia.
The incident happened just before 4pm local time (22:00 GMT) on Tuesday.
Fire officials say three people were injured in the incident.
The National Weather Service says the accident happened in the area of Interstate 25 and Georgia Highway 1.
It said the fire truck and its driver sustained minor injuries.
The state fire marshal’s office said a car that was travelling northbound on I-25 had to be stopped due to a vehicle that had a broken rear window.
The car was later towed to a local salvage yard.
The NWS said the vehicle that collided with the fire vehicle had a rear axle that was damaged.
“The crash was reported to the fire department at approximately 4:20 p.m. local time,” it said.
The National Weather Agency has issued a tornado warning for the area, with winds of 60 mph (105km/h) expected through Wednesday morning. “
At this time the fire service is working to determine the cause of the crash.”
The National Weather Agency has issued a tornado warning for the area, with winds of 60 mph (105km/h) expected through Wednesday morning.
In the western part of Georgia, the weather service says a tornado watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday evening.
The tornado watch comes into effect at 10:00am local time and ends at 10.00pm local the following day.
The US National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says there has been no tornado activity in the vicinity of the accident.
“There are reports of a twister near the accident site, but no tornado was reported on radar by the National Weather Services,” the centre said.