MD Fire Apparatus Heading to Call Catches Fire

A fire apparatus for the Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland, caught fire yesterday morning while en route to a call.

A fire apparatus for the Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, Maryland, caught fire yesterday morning while en route to a call.

According to a report from the PIO, Kentland Tower 833 was responding to a call when the driver noticed a fire in the engine compartment. The driver stopped the rig at Ritchie Marlboro Rd and Hampton Park Drive, where firefighters managed to escape the vehicle before fire extended into cabin area.

The fire was extinguished and Tower 833 has been towed to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Apparatus Maintenance yard for inspection.

Photos and video from Kempter’s Fire Wire and Andrew Doyle posted to social media showed the truck on fire.

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