Tenn. ambulance catches fire on highway

Putnam County firefighters arrived to find the ambulance cab "fully involved" in flames

By Laura French

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. — An ambulance caught fire on a highway in Tennessee on Monday morning.

The Putnam County Fire Department said in a statement that firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire on I-40 eastbound and found the ambulance cab "fully involved" in flames. 

Fire crews managed to bring the fire under control in less than 10 minutes and remained on the scene for about 40 minutes. 

Officials said no injuries were reported and that the ambulance was not carrying a patient when the blaze started. Further information about the possible cause of the fire was not released as of Monday afternoon. 


Vehicle Fire Approximately 0600 this morning, PCFD responded to I-40 EB 294MM for a reported ambulance fire. Upon...

Posted by Putnam County Fire Department on Monday, February 8, 2021



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