Replacing a fire truck that was destroyed last week in the aftermath of a tanker explosion could cost Killeen several hundred thousand dollars.
The fire truck caught fire when burning gasoline flowed under it outside a Mickey’s store in the 4500 block of East Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard where a fuel tanker exploded last exploded and burned last Friday after it was hit by an SUV in the store’s parking lot.
On Tuesday fire department officials said the value of the destroyed truck and its gear would be about $807,000.
It was a 2012 model, one of the newest trucks in Killeen fleet.
The truck was insured but not for the whole amount, fire department officials said.
The destroyed truck, which carried a compliment of three firefighters, was assigned Fire Station Number 3, on Twin Creeks Drive.
None of the firefighters was injured.
Fire department officials said they would review the coverage from the insurance policy and then speak with the city manager about replacing the vehicle.
The acting fire chief’s office said other stations and crews would cover the void left by the destroyed truck until it can be replaced.