Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fire Engine Hits Patrol Car

The Baxter fire department may have to file an insurance claim after one of their fire engines struck a Putnam County sheriff's patrol car, while at the scene of a small fire over the weekend. Deputy Jeremy Nash says that he was assisting the Baxter police department with traffic and crowd control when a fire engine responding to the scene struck his patrol car. He says the vehicle was parked on the side of the road at the time with the emergency lights activated. No one was in the vehicle at the time and the damage was relatively minor, consisting of a small scratch and hole on the passenger side rear corner of the vehicle. The damage to the home on Elm Street that caught fire was also minor, amounting to about a thousand dollars. Officials say the fire may have started from a go-cart.