Small Fire In A Fire Engine On Stand-By For A Medical Call On White Oak Street Near Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:02 PM Monday to a medical call in the area of White Oak Street and Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a medical call where a man was apparently refusing help. Police were working to help the man, but ended up chasing him a bit around the neighborhood to secure his well-being.

While firefighter/paramedics were staged on a street nearby, an idling fire engine started on fire. Firefighters inside the fire engine were quick to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. The fire was located near the fire pump in the middle of the fire engine.

Meanwhile police secured the situation, and the original subject of the call was evaluated by paramedics.

Another reserve fire engine was brought to the scene, and the crew for Engine 3 out of south side station Fire Station 3 was transferred to a different fire engine.

Fire-stricken Engine 3 was running after the fire and a public works mechanic was working on the truck, but a tow was being considered for the out-of-service fire engine.

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