Wash. ambulance catches fire after crash

State troopers shut down a section of the interstate in fear the ambulance might explode due to oxygen tanks onboard

By Jonathan Glover
The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. — An ambulance crashed and caught on fire early Thursday morning on Interstate 90 near U.S. Highway 2, prompting Washington State Patrol officials to close westbound I-90 for a few hours.

The ambulance apparently slid off the road at around 3:55 a.m., probably due to icy road conditions, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney. There was no patient on-board and no injuries.

Troopers closed westbound I-90 in fear the ambulance might explode.

“The ambulances all have oxygen on board,” Sevigney said. “For precaution, we had to close all of the west bound lanes.”

The left lane was reopened at about 5 a.m. and all other westbound lanes at about 6:45 a.m.

Crash on I-90 and Highway 2 WB

An ambulance is on fire after a crash at I-90 and Highway 2 in the WB lanes.

Posted by KHQ Local News on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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