Miss. ambulance erupts in flames after mechanical failure

Fire officials said the ambulance was driving down the highway when a fire started in the engine compartment


By FireRescue1 Staff

JONES COUNTY, Miss. — An ambulance erupted into flames on a highway after a mechanical failure, according to officials.

WJTV reported that the ASAP Ambulance Service vehicle was driving down the highway when a fire broke out in the engine compartment.

An ambulance erupted into flames on a highway after a mechanical failure, according to officials. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)
An ambulance erupted into flames on a highway after a mechanical failure, according to officials. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)

Bystanders tried to help with fire extinguishers, but the fire quickly spread, engulfing the ambulance before firefighters arrived on scene.

Bystanders attempted to help with fire extinguishers, but the blaze quickly became unsafe. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)
Bystanders attempted to help with fire extinguishers, but the blaze quickly became unsafe. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)

The highway was closed temporarily due to a potential danger of breathing oxygen bottles in the ambulance, but no one was injured in the fire.

The ASAP Ambulance Service vehicle was driving down the highway when a fire broke out in the engine compartment. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)
The ASAP Ambulance Service vehicle was driving down the highway when a fire broke out in the engine compartment. (Photo/Jones County Fire Council)

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