Halifax fire truck burns on way to call

HALIFAX, NS – Firefighters in Halifax found themselves battling an unexpected fire on Thursday, when flames began to rise from their own truck on the way to a call.

“It’s like a police car getting broken into,” Deputy Fire Chief Roy Hollett told media.

The truck apparently began to lose power and make loud noises when the crew pulled over. Then the cab began to fill with smoke.

There were no serious injuries. 

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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