Two D.C. Ambulances Catch Fire During Medical Calls

Two in-service D.C. ambulances caught fire Tuesday in separate incidents within hours of each other -- bringing the total number of units that have caught fire this month to three, reports The Washington Times.

Ambulance 7 caught fire sometime after 4 p.m. as the unit was completing a transport to Washington Hospital Center, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Tim Wilson said. No one was injured in the fire. It was not clear whether the fire started while the unit was in transit or when it arrived at the hospital.

Earlier in the day, Ambulance 27 caught fire while it was out on a medical call. Firefighters responded around 10 a.m. to put out a fire on an ambulance that had responded to an apartment complex there. No one was injured in that fire.

Fire officials are still investigating both of the incidents and could not immediately give a cause for either fire.

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