Ambulance with flames visible while driving becomes fully engulfed, officials say

An ambulance that was seen Sunday night driving in emergency mode with flames underneath eventually pulled over and became fully engulfed in fire, according to a release.

Sauk County officials responded around 6:40p.m. to reports of a vehicle fire involving an ambulance that was going south on Highway 12 near Highway 136, officials said. The ambulance was reportedly running in emergency mode with visible flames underneath.

The ambulance was located around 6:45 p.m. on Highway 12 near the bottom of the Sauk Hill north of the intersection with Groth Road, according to the release. The ambulance was pulled off to the side of the road and was still on fire.

Shortly after the ambulance crew got everyone out of the vehicle, it became fully engulfed in flames, officials said.

An ambulance from Sauk Prairie EMS responded to continue transporting the patient, according to the release. A second ambulance responded for a second occupant who suffered smoke inhalation.

During the incident, southbound lanes of Highway 12 were shut down and traffic was diverted onto Ski High Road for about two hours, officials said.

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