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As firefighters aided man, flaming truck pulled up for help

April 1, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters in Tennessee say they were assisting a man having a medical emergency when a flaming pickup truck pulled up next to them. They doused the burning truck and sent the first man to the hospital, with no injuries.

The Chattanooga Fire Department says they responded to a call Friday morning to find a man having a medical emergency with his car pulled over on a bridge. Firefighters assisted and loaded him into the ambulance.

Firefighters say they had just closed the back door when they saw a blazing pickup truck approach them and park, a trailer with firewood attached.

Firefighters say they called 911 about the fire, donned firefighting gear and doused the fire with a hand-held hose.

Then, the undamaged ambulance delivered the first man to the hospital.