Fire engine burns in West Annapolis

March 29, 1998|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

A fire engine was extensively damaged last night when it caught fire in Anne Arundel County's West Annapolis fire station, fire officials said.

The incident occurred about 9: 20 p.m. as firefighters were backing reserve Engine 29 into the station on Jennifer Road. Mechanical problems in the engine sparked the fire, said Battalion Chief John Scholz, a county Fire Department spokesman.

It took four firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, Scholz said. No one was injured, he said.

"It was a diesel-fuel-based fire, so it gave us a little bit of trouble," Scholz said.

The engine, which had been removed from the building for cleaning, is one of two available at the station, and the loss was not expected to affect service, he said.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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