On April 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM, E511 recieved an alarm for a semi on fire on Interstate 40, near mile post 69 eastbound. Upon the units arrival, they found a tractor trailer on the shoulder with its trailer wheels on fire. E511 crew deployed a CAFS attack line and began suppression on the trailer which was hauling gypsum and the brush involved which was held to .10 of an acre. Later during the incident, E511 requested T528 for additional water to cool the load. Crews were on scene for approx. 2 hours and traffic was reduced to one lane of traffic for two hours.
Firefighter Chris Braudaway and Firefighter Beau Jackson
cooling the load of gypsum.