Tuesday 20 February 2018

Patient rescued as ambulance catches fire

A HSE investigation is under way after an ambulance carrying a patient to hospital caught fire and had to be evacuated by paramedics. It is the second incident in 24 hours involving an ambulance in Munster.

No one was injured in the incident at 3pm yesterday as the ambulance was bringing a patient from the Cobh area to Cork University Hospital.

Fire brigade officials paid tribute to the quick thinking of the paramedics who managed to safely remove the patient from the vehicle within seconds.

The fire was quickly put out, although some fire damage was caused to the ambulance.

The patient was last night understood to be doing well and was none the worse for the drama.

Irish Independent

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