Rogersville (AL) is without its newest fire truck and only tanker after a fire that officials believe was a mechanical malfunction.
The Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department was having the monthly fish fry to raise money for operations when the tanker went up in flames.
“The person came by and said your truck is on fire. At first we thought he was kidding, but we go out and sure enough our truck was on fire,” Assistant Fire Chief, Morris Lentz said.
Firefighters rushed from the fish fry to put out the flames as the fuel tank caught fire.
“It is our only tanker, but the citizens of Rogersville do not need to be alarmed. We have several other trucks that we use as backup. That is just one of our fleet. We have an agreement with our neighboring departments that if we need a tanker they will send one our way,” Lentz said.
The tanker will be claimed on insurance to be replaced or repaired as soon as possible.
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