|Lt. Danny Zandvliet and Firefighter Dave Swisher begin |
fire attack upon arrival.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Early Morning Vehicle Fire
On September 14, 2012 at 1:39 AM, Engine 511 and Chief 501 received an alarm for a tractor trailer fire on Highway 93 northbound at the 96 mile marker (Hackberry Rd). Units arrived on scene to a semi tractor fully involved already detached from the trailer. Crews deployed a CAFS attack line and extinguished the blaze, although the truck was completely destroyed by the fire. There was no secondary damage to the trailer and the driver was uninjured. Units were on scene for approximately 1 hour while operations were conducted and traffic flow restricted to 1 lane. The cause of the fire was not determined but the driver believes it started near the fuel pump area of the motor compartment.