Mike Wilbur

BALTIMORE RESCUE 1 CATCHES FIRE ON I-95

Baltimore City Fire Rescue 1 caught fire Friday morning while responding to a call, fire officials said.

Officials said in a tweet that Rescue 1 was responding to a call when firefighters saw smoke coming from under the seats. They immediately pulled the vehicle to the side of I-95 and the flames expanded.

All members were able to get out safely.

In response to the fire, Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 tweeted, “Less than 2 weeks ago this union brought to light the issues with our apparatus maintenance and lack of reserve apparatus. This morning BCFDs Rescue 1 (city’s only heavy rescue) caught fire. They were in a Reserve apparatus which is 17 years old.”

Crews said drivers on southbound I-95 should expect some delays.

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