St. Petersburg had 1 fire truck for several hours on Friday


PETERSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services confirmed to WTVR CBS 6 on Friday that there is now an open investigation into the Petersburg Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Department.

However, the agency would not provide any further details of their investigation.

The news comes after sources told WTVR CBS 6 that the Office of Emergency Medical Services took a Petersburg fire truck out of service on Friday afternoon due to an outdated inspection sticker.

For several hours on Friday, the city had only one working fire truck and currently has no ladder trucks, the sources said.

Also, a fire station had firefighters in an ambulance due to lack of engines.

The department is supposed to have a minimum of three fire trucks and one ladder truck. Normally, the city has seven engines and a scale truck.

A spokesman for Petersburg Fire said one engine was returning from the repair shop and they expected four engines to be in service Friday evening.

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