Photo by Jonathan Way
A 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Light Medium Tactical Vehicle was transporting personnel when a catastrophic failure of the drive shaft caused fire to engulf the vehicle, Aug. 11 on Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart Fire Emergency Services was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Georgia highway 144 east, Aug. 11 on Fort Stewart. Upon arrival, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames. The fire caused all inbound and outbound lanes on Georgia highway 144 east to close for several hours while the firefighters worked to control the blaze. All personnel were evacuated to safety with no injuries reported.

Protecting the Rock: Firefighters control highway blaze