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Fort Worth fire truck stolen while crew treated patient, department says

Dallas Morning News logo Dallas Morning News 2/3/2023 Aria Jones, The Dallas Morning News

A Fort Worth fire truck was stolen Wednesday night while its crew was assisting a patient, the fire department said.

The crew responded about 7:35 p.m. Wednesday after medical assistance was requested at a motel in the 4400 block of South Freeway, near east Beddell Street, in southern Fort Worth.

When the crew arrived, they began treating a patient. About 10 minutes later, someone entered the motel lobby and told the crew that the truck had been stolen, the Fort Worth Fire Department said in a news release.

When the responders stepped outside, they saw the engine leaving the scene and called Fort Worth police. The truck was found less than a half-mile away, and no one was in the truck when it was recovered, the department said.

The patient’s care was not delayed or impacted by the incident, and there were no injuries reported, the department said. The crew will continue working with another vehicle.

The fire engine, which had minor damage on the front right side, was taken out of service while the department works with police to investigate, the department said.

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