An investigation has been launched after an ambulance was destroyed in a fire as paramedics treated a patient at a Stoke-on-Trent house.
The ambulance crew had been called to a property in Flash Lane, Trent Vale, at 12.37am this morning to assess a patient.
While attending to the person in need, neighbours alerted the crew that the ambulance was on fire.
Firefighters arrived quickly to extinguish the blaze, but the vehicle suffered extensive damage.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed no-one was injured in the incident.
She added: “West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm one of its ambulances caught fire whilst the crew were in a nearby property in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning.
“The ambulance crew was called to Flash Lane in Trent Vale at 12.37am to a patient who required assessment.
“They were with the patient when they were alerted by neighbours that the ambulance was well alight.
“The fire service were quickly on scene and extinguished the fire, but the ambulance suffered significant damage. Thankfully, no-one was injured in the incident.
“The vehicle has been recovered where the cause of the fire will be forensically investigated; because the Trust has no vehicle over five years old, fires are very unusual so establishing the cause is extremely important.”
StokeonTrent Live has approached Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for a statement.