Fire truck stolen while firefighters fight 2-alarm blaze
Police found the fire truck two hours later about a half mile away on a dead end street; nothing was taken and it was not damaged
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SULLIVAN, Mo. — While Sullivan Missouri firefighters were battling an apartment complex blaze someone stole one of their fire trucks.
Sullivan Fire Chief Rick White said, one unit was burning when they arrived and the flames were spreading, “It was engulfed in flames. The fire broke out around three Thursday morning in a four unit building. Thirty firefighters from four different departments were called out. Two of the units were vacant five people lived in the other apartments everyone escaped injury.
While firefighters were putting their lives on the line someone stole one of their trucks, an $80,000 brush truck loaded with expensive emergency supplies. Chief White said, “Never happened here it’s a marked truck says fire all over it red lights on it.” People were stunned something like that could happen in their community. Rick Webb is a former firefighter, “It’s pretty sad it makes you feel bad that society around here is capable of something like that.”