Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Units Respond to Interstate 40 Vehicle Fire

On March 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM E526 and E523 received an alarm for a reported motor vehicle fire on Interstate 40 at the 76 mile marker eastbound. E526 was the first unit to arrive on scene and reported a passenger car fully involved. E526 began suppression on the vehicle and stopped the forward progress of the brushfire, holding it to .10 of an acre. E523 arrived on scene and asssisted E526 crew with suppression efforts. Crews were able to save most of the items in the trunk of the vehicle, while the rest of the vehicle was a complete loss. Units were on scene for approx. 1.5 hour and traffic was restricted to one lane during that time. All occupants and the family dog were uninjured during the incident.

Firefighter Aaron Volk using the haligan to gain access to the trunk,
while Engineer Chris Shaffer and Firefighter Chris Braudaway standby.

Article Submitted by Engineer/EMT Ron Hood
Photos Submitted by Engineer/EMT Chris Shaffer

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