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Fire at Montgomery County EMS Station 23

Posted By Bill Larson On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 4:23 pm In News | 1 Comment

Clarksville, TN – Wednesday morning, around 9:45am at the EMS Station 23 across the street from the Hilltop Market at 385 Highway 149, a member of the on duty EMS crew smelled smoke, and when checking for the source found the garage where their ambulance was parked engulfed in flames.

As one of the crew responded to the fire, the other called for support from area Fire Departments; units from Clarksville Fire Rescue, Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department, East Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, and the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department responded to help fight the flames which were under control within 20 minutes of the initial call being placed.

An ambulance was the source of the flames that destroyed EMS Station 23 on Highway 149 in South Montgomery County earlier today

An ambulance was the source of the flames that destroyed EMS Station 23 on Highway 149 in South Montgomery County earlier today

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office provided support by helping to control access to the fire scene. Sergeant Brian Prentice the Commander of the Sheriff’s Office General Investigations Unit is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire.

One of the Station 23 crew members was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the scene complaining of respiratory issues. The crews identities are being withheld until their families can be properly notified.

According to Elizabeth Black, the Montgomery County Public Information Officer, “In the short term, Montgomery County EMS will be running a crew out of EMS Station 27 on Morgan Circle across from Montgomery Central Elementary School who will be covering that zone until a temporary location for the station is found inside that zone.”

The fire is suspected to have started inside the cab of the ambulance, but the specific cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

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