BALTIMORE — An unusual scene in Baltimore Friday morning as a truck specifically made to fight fires, caught on fire.
The Baltimore Fire Department says they were responding to a call when firefighters saw smoke coming from under the seats on I-95 S near Caton Ave. They say they immediately pulled over as flames spread.
Fire officials say all firefighters were able to get out of the truck safely, but it did cause some traffic troubles while they cleared the scene.
The Baltimore Firefighters Union tweeted about the fire saying that less than two weeks ago they brought to light the issues with maintenance and lack of reserve apparatus.
The union also said the firetruck that caught fire is the city's only heavy rescue truck.
Less than 2 weeks ago this union brought to light the issues with our apparatus maintenance and lack of reserve apparatus. This morning BCFDs Rescue 1 (city’s only heavy rescue) caught fire. They were in a Reserve apparatus which is 17 years old.@MayorPugh50 @IAFFNewsDesk pic.twitter.com/WQnTCAkiQ6— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) January 25, 2019