On October 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM, E523 (District 2) and E511 (District 1) were dispatched to Interstate 40 near the 66 mile marker westbound for a tractor trailer fire. Units arrived on scene to a fully involved semi trailer and secondary brush fire. Both engines pulled CAFS attack lines and stopped the forward progress of both the trailer and the brush, containing the fire to the trailer only and .10 of an acre brush fire. The number 3 lane was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was cleaned up. The trailer and its contents, which consisted of chicken, were a complete loss. The driver of the vehicle was unharmed in the incident.
Article and Photo Submitted by Firefighter Ron Hood