On April 15, 2013 around 4:35 AM, E511 and C501 recieved an alarm for a report of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 40 near the 79 mile marker (Silver Springs). Initial reports indicated two tractor trailers involved and on fire with unknown injuries. C501 arrived on scene to find a single tractor trailer fully involved in the westbound slow lane and approximately 1/4 acre brush involvement. C501 requested B526 and WT528 to the scene. E511 arrived and scene and deployed a 1-1/2 CAFS attack line and began suppression as well as check with the occupants for injuries. All individuals involved were uninjured and refused medical care. The semi was hauling plastic bags and air filters. Crews were on scene for 3 and a half hours with westbound traffic stopped for one hour, then restricted to the fast lane for the remainder of the incident. The cause of the fire is believed to have started from the vehicle accident and the truck and trailer were totaled. No emergency crew injuries were reported.
|Firefighters Neal Raines and Matt Young conducting|
|Lieutenant Ron Hood and Firefighter Matt Young |
overhauling the fire.
Article By Lt. Ron Hood
Photos By Firefighter Neal Raines