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Sac Metro ambulance burns at fire station in Antelope

Firefighters look over burned ambulance at Antelope’s Station 25
Firefighters look over burned ambulance at Antelope’s Station 25

An ambulance caught fire and burned after returning to an Antelope area fire station early Monday morning.

The fire broke out at 3:52 a.m. Monday at Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Station 25, at Roseville and Antelope roads. Crews had returned to the station about 30 minutes prior to smelling smoke.

Firefighters confined fire damage to the ambulance, pouring water on the burning vehicle parked in a station garage. The cause of the blaze will be investigated and the station house is back to normal, said Battalion Chief Chris Quinn.

“It’s a resilient workforce and we are up and running,” said Quinn. “Our investigations unit will go over it from top to bottom and make a determination, along with insurance companies.”

Smoke lingered in the station Monday morning but the building was not damaged. The origin of the fire was at the front of the vehicle, Quinn said.

Fire crews are well-acquainted with vehicle fires that occur in garages, but the blaze Monday morning was out of the ordinary due to the location.

“Vehicle fires happen but not often in fire stations because we have excellent maintenance on our vehicles,” said Quinn.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.