On December 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM, B526 and Chief 501 recieved an alarm for a vegetation fire on Interstate 40 near the 64.5 mile marker. Upon the units arrival, an additional two fires along the freeway were reported at the 64 and 63.5 mile marker. B516 and E521 were dispatched to assist with the fires. Units made a quick stop and contained all of the fires, totaling 1.5 acres. Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours while mop up operationd were completed. Although an investigation was not completed, it is the belief that the loss of tire tread was the result of all three fires.
E521 and B526 work on the 1 acre fire at mile marker 64.5