An eastern Missouri fire crew that worked to douse an apartment fire wound up having one of its pickup trucks stolen.
St. Louis television station KTVI reports that the theft happened while Sullivan firefighters were fighting a two-alarm blaze early Thursday.
Authorities believe the fire was contained to one building housing several apartment units. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
KTVI says that a Ford F-250 pickup truck used in fighting brush fires was stolen from the scene and was later found hours later about a mile away.
There was no immediate word on any arrests.
Sullivan is about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.