Video: Fire engine is worked on by a public works mechanic after a small fire was extinguished while the fire engine was parked on white oak street.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:02 PM Monday to a medical call in the area of White Oak Street and Arlington Heights Arlington Heights. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to the medical call where a man was apparently refusing help, after a family member called for help. Police on the scene ended up chasing him a bit around the neighborhood to secure his well-being.
While firefighter/paramedics were staged on a street nearby, an idling fire engine started on fire. Firefighters inside the fire engine were quick to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. The fire was located near the fire pump in the middle of the fire engine.
Meanwhile police secured the medical call, and the original subject of the call was evaluated by paramedics.
Another reserve fire engine was brought to the scene, and the crew for Engine 3 out of southside Fire Station 3 was transferred to a different fire engine.
Fire-stricken Engine 3 was running after the fire while a public works mechanic was working on the truck, but a tow was being considered for the out-of-service fire engine.
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