Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

July 17, 2013

Grayson fire truck damaged in blaze


July 17, 2013 — A Grayson fire truck caught fire on I-64 Wednesday afternoon on the way back from assisting on a fire in Globe.

Five fire fighters were in the truck when the gauges went out and they began to smell smoke. Once they pulled the truck onto the shoulder, firefighters saw flames in the wiring under the gauges, but were unable to get to the source of the fire.

The truck was quickly in flames as the firefighters evacuated the truck nearly mile marker 157.

Olive Hill firemen responded and were able to extinguish the fire.

No one was injured in the blaze but the engine sustained extensive damages.

The truck was purchased by the city of Grayson in 2007. It primarily was used for assisting other departments on calls outside the city.

GFD will not know if the engine can be repaired or if it will need to be replaced until the insurance company completes an investigation.