Ambulance catches fire in Stoke-on-Trent during call

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Vehicle caught fire while paramedics were treating a patient in their neighboring house


An ambulance was badly damaged when it caught fire while paramedics were treating a patient in their nearby house.

The patient’s neighbors in Flash Lane, Stoke-on-Trent alerted the crew inside the property in the early hours.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, but the vehicle sustained significant damage, said the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

No one was injured and an investigation has been launched, a spokesman added.

The crew was called to assess the patient at Trent Vale at 00:37 BST and was told by neighbors that the vehicle was on fire.

WMAS said the ambulance was removed for forensic investigations.

“Because Trust does not have a vehicle over five years old, fires are very unusual, so establishing the cause is extremely important,” added a spokesperson for WMAS.

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