DC fire chief: Ambulance fire possibly deliberate
Officials said it was a diversion tactic by taking away the real problem plaguing the department: a lack of or broken-down equipment
WASHINGTON — The ambulance that burst into flames during a call in Southeast on Tuesday morning is a reserve unit — an old reserve unit. Still, the fire chief believes someone, possibly firefighters, might have deliberately set the fire.
Today, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander said investigators will determine whether anything untoward went on:
“I want to make sure that the experts take a look at the apparatus, that they evaluate the facts. If there is anything that is criminal, they will take appropriate action." President Ed Smith of the Firefighters Union calls the investigation a diversion tactic — a move to take away from the real problem plaguing the department: a lack of or broken-down equipment.