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Lexington fire engine damaged by overnight fire

A 2014 file photo of a Lexington fire engine.
A 2014 file photo of a Lexington fire engine. Herald-Leader

Lexington firefighters had to put out flames at their own station early Monday morning when an engine ignited, according to media reports.

Firefighters at the station on Mapleleaf Drive heard a loud pop before finding Engine 21 on fire, according to WKYT. They were able to remove pieces of the truck and put out the fire quickly.

The damaged truck, which had been in service for nearly 17 years, was towed for investigation, according to WKYT. The engine was about two years older than the average lifespan of a truck of that kind, and it would take about $750,000 to replace it, the news station reported.

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