Ambulance Catches Fire in Budd Lake

Sunday February 9th at 3:17 in the morning in the Hensen Village Apartment complex Budd Lakes Ambulance 75 was starting to transport a patient to a local hospital when smoke started to come out of the dash crew members quickly got there patient out of the back and removed him to an apartment for safety. The crew chief called in to Mt. Olive Dispatch and reported the fire and Budd Lake Fire was dispatched the seen Car 50, 51, 52 arrived and followed by Engine 59 and Ladder 58, engine 59 stretched there front bumper line and had the fire under control within 15 minutes the rig was a total loss. Budd Lake and Flanders First Aid Squads responded and transported the original patient as well as two crew members to the hospital with smoke inhalation.