07/08/09 96 W - + 12 - 9 Gastonia Fire Engine Struck by Explosive

Found on Dave Statter's blog, a Gastonia fire engine was struck Sunday morning by a small explosive device. The truck was struck near the intersection of Dundeen and Belfast drives, while responding to a reported fire. As this Gaston Gazette reports, "the device exploded with a loud boom" and sprayed the truck with flames and sparks. The crew wasn't injured, though the firefighters complained of ears ringing. The 2007 Spartan received about $150 in damage, with reflective stickers damaged and gunpowder residue on the doors. Read the Gaston Gazette story.

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