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Fire Guts Indiana Ambulance Station

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A paramedic says he saw fire coming from underneath an ambulance just before flames spread and destroyed an emergency services building in a small central Indiana town.

The fire burned through the roof of the Southwest District Ambulance Service building in Knightstown on Tuesday.

Eric McDaniel of the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department says heavy smoke was coming from the roof when he arrived and firefighters cleared from the roof just before most of it collapsed.

No injuries were reported from the fire in the 2,000-person town about 25 miles east of Indianapolis.

Paramedic Joe Hilburt tells The Courier-Times (http://bit.ly/14vuKrC ) that he had just returned from a medical run when saw smoke coming from the ambulance the agency bought last November. Workers safely removed another ambulance from the building.

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Information from: The Courier-Times, http://www.thecouriertimes.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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