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Vehicle Fire with Entrapment Requires Extrication in Leesburg

By SEAN PARKER, Correspondent | June 02, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 060721105

LEESBURG, FL - At approximately 10:00 P.M. on June 2nd, Leesburg Engine 62 was dispatched to a vehicle fire. Engine 62 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle with an engine compartment fire, and the driver still entrapped.

Leesburg Police Department attempted to extinguish the fire with ABC extinguishers without success. Engine 62 immediately stretched a line and started extinguishing the fire. Simultaneously, Engine 62's driver attempted to rescue the occupant out of the vehicle without success.

Following extinguishment, extrication began to rescue the occupant out of the vehicle. Engine 62 and Leesburg Engine 61 preformed a complete side removal with a dash lift and roll to free the occupant, who was then airlifted to a local trauma center in critical condition.

Other units on scene included Leesburg Battalion 60 (command), Rescue 56 (transport) and Engine 56 (landing zone).

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This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.