Off-duty Ohio firefighter helps extinguish vehicle fire

North Lawrence Fire Department officials said the fire was out by the time they arrived, and another good Samaritan was directing traffic at the scene


By Independent staff report
The Repository, Canton, Ohio

TUSCARAWAS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An off-duty firefighter driving a truck hauling water was in the right place at the right time Monday when a vehicle caught fire on U.S. Route 30.

The firefighter in the water truck used his load to douse flames coming from a pickup that was on fire.

A pickup caught fire along U.S. Route 30 west of state Route 241 Monday afternoon. An off-duty firefighter, who happened to be driving a truck hauling water, doused the flames before firefighters arrived. (Photo/Tribune News Service by North Lawrence Fire Department)
A pickup caught fire along U.S. Route 30 west of state Route 241 Monday afternoon. An off-duty firefighter, who happened to be driving a truck hauling water, doused the flames before firefighters arrived. (Photo/Tribune News Service by North Lawrence Fire Department)

North Lawrence Fire Department said the fire was out by the time they arrived, and another good samaritan was directing traffic at the scene.

 

Incident Release: Vehicle Fire Location: US RTE 30 West of 241 Date: 8/12/19 Time: 2:43 pm On the above date and time...

Posted by NORTH LAWRENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Public Information Officer Brandon Johnston said the call came in at 2:42 p.m. on Route 30 just west of state Route 241.

The man was driving the water truck for an asphalt company and had stopped to put the fire out when he noticed the flames.

Area Wide Protective, a traffic control company, also was at the scene to direct traffic, Johnston said.

No injuries were reported.

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