By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell loans ambulance to Ketchikan after station fire


April 17, 2024

The South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department station in Ketchikan caught fire early morning April 9, damaging multiple fire and EMS response vehicles.

When the Wrangell Fire Department heard about the damages, they responded quickly by lending an ambulance to Ketchikan, sending it out on a barge later that same day.

The fire started at 2 a.m. April 9, according to information from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, and was under control by 3:49 a.m. and extinguished by 4:30 a.m. No one was injured in the fire.

The Ketchikan department lost a 20-year-old fire engine, a 20-year-old ambulance and a su...

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