Electrical problem blamed for fire; no damage to station


A 2001 ambulance was declared a total loss after it caught fire Monday inside the Greenfield Fire Department, 17 W. South St. (Photo provided)

GREENFIELD — Greenfield firefighters didn’t have to travel far to do their jobs late Monday when a fire broke out inside the fire station.

Smoke alarms sounded around 10:30 p.m. when an ambulance caught fire inside the truck bay at the Greenfield Fire Department, 17 W. South St.

Firefighters pushed the burning ambulance from the building to avoid further damage until the blaze could be extinguished. The 2001 ambulance, which is believed to have suffered an electrical problem, was declared a total loss after fire ravaged its front end, Fire Chief James Roberts told the Greenfield Board of Works Tuesday.

The ambulance was a backup vehicle that had already been scheduled to be replaced. The new ambulance is expected to arrive in late May.

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