Fire crews were called to Ferndale around 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a vehicle fire. According to West Hills Deputy Chief Bill Cornell, the vehicle on fire happened to be the West Hills Regional Fire Department’s ladder truck.
A nearby resident on Harlan Avenue said she heard a “Boom” and came out of her house to see the truck on fire.
According to West Hills Deputy Chief Bill Cornell, the truck was on a routine run and was coming to the top of Station Street when it apparently blew the engine.
No injuries were reported at the scene.
Part of Station Street and Harlan Avenue below Ferndale High School were closed until crews could put out the fire and clear the scene.
Officials said Station Street between Harlan and Vickroy Avenues would be closed until Friday.