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Fire engine catches fire in Baltimore

Yes, it's as ironic as it sounds — mechanical issues caused a Baltimore fire engine to catch fire in its quarters Friday, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said.

Engine 50 had just returned from a call when the fire started, he said, and the flames were quickly contained. The engine operates out of a firehouse at 1601 Broening Highway and services more than 20 neighborhoods in the area, according to the department's website.

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No one was injured in the incident, Brennan said. The exact cause and the amount of damage to the truck is still under investigation.

cmcampbell@baltsun.com

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