A Clarksville medic was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in an ambulance bay late Wednesday morning. The blaze was reported around 10 a.m. at the Emergency Medical Services station #23.
The ambulance was badly charred, and the building was severely burned.
"I believe it was more precautionary," said Elizabeth Black, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, "He was having some breathing troubles but certainly they want to have him checked out."
The medic's identity was not immediately released. Black told Nashville's News 2 he is in stable condition as of Wednesday evening.
Station 23 EMS crews will continue to work temporarily out of EMS station #27, just a few miles away from station #23.
The county is looking for a temporary facility for station #23.
"We're looking at facilities within this zone because we want to keep our response times low," said Black.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.