Ambulance catches fire on way to woman threatening to jump from building

An ambulance has set on fire while responding to an emergency call.

Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:37 pm
Police cordon on Mount Road

Fire crews were called to Fleetwood Road in Fleetwood at about 10.15am on Saturday, to reports of a fire in the engine department of an ambulance.

The emergency vehicle had been responding to a call after a woman threatened to jump from a building.

Two fire engines and crews from Fleetwood went to the scene and used a hosereel jet to put the fire out.

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There were no casualties on board and the paramedic crew was uninjured.

The blaze was thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.

The ambulance had been on its way to Mount Road in the town, where a woman had been threatening to jump from a first-floor landing.

Police officers were negotiating with her, and resolved the situation at about 11.30am.