Brush fire destroys KVFD’s main truck

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s engine 5-0 was completely destroyed after the truck caught on fire at the scene of a brush fire on Wednesday, March 30. Photo Submitted

KENT — The Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s main truck, Attack Engine 5-0, was destroyed while fighting a four-alarm brush fire on March 30.

The brush fire began around 2 p.m. on state-owned land off North Kent Road.

Shortly after the fire department volunteers arrived on the scene, attack engine 5-0 suffered a mechanical failure and got caught in the fire.

The firefighters doused the truck with water, but their efforts were in vain — the truck burned and was completely destroyed.

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