On May 23, 2013 at 8 pm, E511 and C501 received an alarm for a tractor trailer on fire at the Blue Beacon truck wash with explosions and structure threat. C501 arrived on scene to find a fully involved tractor trailer inside bay number two. E511 arrived and deployed an 1 3/4 CAFS attack line and quickly knocked the fire down. Paramedics on scene checked the driver for any injuries with none reported. Crews were on scene for approximately 2 hours while overhaul was completed. The tractor was a total loss but extension to the trailer was stopped.
The truck wash is closed until engineers inspect the building for any critical damage or failures in the ceiling. No injuries were reported during the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and damage costs to the structure are under investigation.
Article by Lt. Ron Hood
Photos by Firefighter Neal Raines