ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Officials with the Snyder Fire Department have provided more details about a fire truck that caught fire in Abilene Thursday afternoon.
The truck caught fire near FM 600 and FM 3034 around 3:30 p.m.
SFD says the truck was at Corley Wetsel Freightliner for warranty work on the brakes when the incident occurred.
There was no fire department personnel on board when the incident occurred, only Corley Wetsel maintenance personnel.
Viewer-submitted video shows the truck completely engulfed in flames.
Officials say the truck was one of four primary structure fire trucks, not a brush truck. The unit was $347,592.00 new, and had gone into service on June 19.
The department intends to pursue a lease unit while the truck is being replaced.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.