Calif. fire truck destroyed by fire at station

Lakeside Fire District said the $600,000 truck was undergoing routine maintenance when it caught fire

By FireRescue1 Staff

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A fire truck that caught fire while undergoing routine maintenance was completely destroyed, according to officials.

NBC San Diego reported that Lakeside Fire District firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze after smelling smoke and finding the truck engulfed in flames.

Four fire trucks, two fire chiefs, a medic and several police officers worked to fight the blaze.  It was extinguished before spreading anywhere else, but the truck was declared a total loss.

LFD officials said they have insurance on the truck, as well as a reserve engine to prevent response delays.

No one was injured in the fire, which is currently under investigation.


There were plenty of well-qualified first responders around when a fire truck broke out in flames in the garage of a Lakeside fire station.

Posted by NBC 7 San Diego on Friday, January 26, 2018


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