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Lexington Fire Truck Goes Up In Flames

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Lexington Firefighters now have one less fire engine after their truck went up in flames overnight.

The truck went up in flames at station 21 just after midnight. Firefighters say they heard a loud pop coming from one of the engines. When they went to investigate, flames and smoke were shooting from the vehicle.

About 9 firefighters were there to contain the fire thankfully no one was hurt. Because the truck was inside their garage at the time, they had to work quickly to keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the firehouse.

"Well anytime you've got a vehicle that's on fire inside a structure, that adds another element to the situation, but these guys are professional firefighters, they jumped into action, took care of business just like they would anyone else's car that's on fire."

The building was not damaged. The fire engine does have extensive damage and will  be out of service until it is repaired.
 

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