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Firewatch
airport around 7:30 a.m. by a report of
a vehicle fire and an injured person.
On arrival, crews reported that several
law enforcement personnel were already
on the scene, where a vehicle had
crashed into an airport fuel dispenser
and was heavily involved with fire.
Crews pulled an attack line and
began extinguishment, with units from
a second company providing a backup
line and tanker. Crews also accessed an
emergency shutoff switch for the fuel
tank to prevent a major fuel leak.
The fire was concentrated in the
front engine and interior passage area
of the vehicle and front exterior of
the fuel tank and fuel lines. Following
extinguishment, crews used a thermal
imaging camera to check for hot spots.
The operator of the vehicle was inside
the car, deceased. Crews assisted the
medical examiner in removing the body
for transport to a funeral home before
returning to service and turning the
scene over to law enforcement authorities.

Law enforcement reports indicated
that officers were in pursuit of the vehicle when it crashed through the airport
gate and continued to flee until ramming into the fuel dispenser platform.
Reports indicated that the operator
exited the vehicle and walked around,
then jumped back into the burning
vehicle after ignoring communications
from law enforcement.
Damage to the fueling apparatus was
said to be superficial. Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene for
mitigation and clean-up of fuel released
from the dispenser.
No cost estimates were available on
damage from the fire.

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Firefighters responded to multiple
calls from other drivers at 6:30 a.m.
News reports indicated that a witness to the crash pulled the operator
out of the vehicle before first responders and medics reached the scene.
On arrival, crews found a vehicle
approximately 40 feet off the roadway
in the front yard of a single-family
home, with the engine compartment
fully involved with fire.
Firefighters tended to the victim
until medical crews arrived, during
which time the fire spread to
involve the entire vehicle.
As medical crews assumed care for
the patient, firefighters were able to
quickly extinguish the fire.
The vehicle operator was taken to a
local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police officers speculated that the
victim may have lost control of his vehicle after suffering a medical event or
being cut off by another vehicle.

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