ANTELOPE (CBS13) – A Sacramento Metro Fire Department ambulance went up in flames this morning inside of a fire station garage.
The fire broke out at around 4 a.m. at 7352 Roseville Road in Antelope.READ MORE: Fire Inside Highway 160 Overpass Points To Dangerous Places People Are Making Their Homes
A fire department spokesperson says firefighters were sleeping when they smelled smoke coming from the garage. Their firefighting gear was located in the area where the ambulance caught fire, so they had to use a garden hose to battle the blaze.
“Our biggest goal was to get the front doors up and the engine out. We wanted to protect the engine from the fire, at the same time we needed the engine to put out the fire,” said Captain Rich Rubialis in a statement.
Despite the ambulance being a complete loss, a spokesperson says it’ll be business as usual.READ MORE: As California's Eviction Ban Ends, Some Protections Remain
“Things can be replaced, people cannot, so this is a situation where we will get that ambulance — another one — back into service again. And we’ve got the public to serve, so we go right back to work,” said Chris Quinn, a spokesperson for the department.
Flames were limited to just the ambulance. Damage is estimated at $200,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: 2 Juveniles Detained After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
A replacement ambulance was up and running at 6 a.m.