Burning ladder truck damages cars & NY Thruway toll plaza
Liverpool FD says fire truck that caught fire was heading to Canada from Kansas City when it caught fire near NYS thruway exit 36 in Salina pic.twitter.com/jcOvVdD726
— Brandon Roth (@BrandonRothCNY) April 14, 2017
Watch news report from Spectrum New Central NY
Thanks to Eric Franz for sending this to STATter911.com.
A vehicle caught fire Friday morning near the New York State Thruway tollbooth in Salina.
The fire on Interstate 90 near the Interstate 81 exit (Exit 36) was reported at 9:50 a.m., Onondaga County 911 dispatch logs show. The fire possibly started on a firetruck and spread to a tollbooth, according to police scanner reports.
TRAFFIC ALERT: A fire truck is completely engulfed in flames in #LiverpoolNY. Avoid #Thruway Exit 36 if you can. pic.twitter.com/t2eWD8MowH
— Spectrum News 1 CNY/S.Tier (@SPECNews1CNY) April 14, 2017
The Liverpool Fire Chief tells us the firetruck was an old unit from the Kansas City Fire Department and was en-route to a fire department in Canada when it caught fire.
Officials say the driver smelled something burning when he exited the Thruway and pulled over. He was able to escape before the firetruck became completely engulfed in flames. Several departments responded to the scene because there were no fire hydrants nearby, fire officials tell us.
Nobody was injured in the fire, but two vehicles and a building that were near the fire were damaged, in addition to the firetruck.
New information after fire truck catches fire. pic.twitter.com/bm4HgtgmRH
— Matt Jarchow (@_MattJarchow_) April 14, 2017