Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Units Respond to Tractor Trailer Fire

On June 3, 2012 around 3 PM, E511 and C501 were dispatched to Interstate 40, mile marker 89 westbound for a tractor trailer fire hauling two families belongings. While enroute, C501 requested E523 to respond to the incident, which was 20 miles away returning from the Whitewater-Baldy Complex in New Mexico. E511 arrived on scene and deployed two CAFS lines and began fire attack on the trailer which was 2/3 involved. E523 arrived on scene and began removing the front 1/3 of the trailers contents in an effort to salvage what was left of the families belongings. Crews successfully removed the contents and continued fire attack and overhaul on the burnt portions of the trailer. Crews were on scene for five and a half hours, westbound traffic was stopped for one hour and reduced to one lane for the duration of the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation but it is believed to have started from a brake fire.

Eng. Ken Milner, FF Beau Jackson, FF Travis Menter and
FF James Bevins begin fire attack.

Eng. Ron Hood continues fire attack while Eng. Chris Shaffer,
 FF Travis Menter and FF James Bevins begin removing the
contents in the front part of the trailer.

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