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Ambulances destroyed in MOVAC garage fire

Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps employees had just left one of their ambulance garages on Route 29A, north of Salisbury, when a fire broke out inside the structure.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 3:26 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2020 9:09 AM

SALISBURY, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps employees had just left one of their ambulance garages on Route 29A in Salisbury when a fire broke out inside the building Monday.

Two ambulances were destroyed in the fire, including an active vehicle and an out-of-service ambulance that was recently repaired. 

Keith Hunt // WKTV

Firefighters from Salisbury and Dolgeville responded to the scene, and had the fire under control in about an hour.

"According to MOVAC personnel who had just left the building -- they turned around and came back here with us -- they stated they just brought an ambulance here from some repair work," said Fire Chief Chris Mosher.

The MOVAC workers went to the garage to drop off the repaired vehicle, and Mosher says it may have overheated after they left.

The building, which is used for cold storage of spare vehicles and corporate records, also suffered extensive damage.

MOVAC's Chief Operating Officer Donald Kane said this will not affect services for area residents.

Fire officials are investigating the cause.

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