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Bayou George (FL) Fire Apparatus Catches Fire

A fire truck caught fire while returning to a station after a call.

No one was injured, but the vehicle is probably ruined, said Mark Bowen, Director of Emergency Services for Bay County.

It’s not clear what started the fire — the state fire marshal’s office will investigate the cause — but Bowen speculated there was a mechanical problem with the truck. He said the only firefighter on the truck at the time pulled over after seeing smoke coming from a rear tire.

The firefighter couldn’t knock down the fire and instead attempted to salvage as much equipment from the truck as possible, Bowen said.

The truck was worth “a couple hundred thousand dollars,” Bowen said, but it is insured but that he was glad no one was injured.

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