Pa. ambulance catches fire while transporting patient

The medic driving the ambulance pulled over after noticing an odd smell, and a second ambulance drove the patient to the hospital

Patrick Buchnowski
The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

7th Ward EMS was transporting a patient to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Thursday when the ambulance caught fire on Franklin Street near the Hickory Street Bridge in Johnstown, authorities said. The 9:40 a.m. fire started near the heater, 7th Ward Manager Michael Brawley said.

The medic pulled over after noticing an odd smell, he said. No one was injured. A second 7th Ward ambulance drove the patient to the hospital, he said. The vehicle was a total loss, but Brawley said they have another ambulance and operations will be unaffected.


As many of you have probably already seen or heard on the news or Facebook, one of our Ambulances had caught fire this...

Posted by 7th Ward EMS on Thursday, March 14, 2019


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