On November 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm, Pinion Pine firefighters received an alarm for an unknown type vehicle fire roughly 15 miles east of Highway 93 from Lower Trout Creek road in the Bogles Ranch area which prompted the response of a E523, a type 3 brush engine from Fire Station 52. Crew arrived on scene to find a 2011 Dodge pickup truck smoldering near the side of the road and deployed a booster line to cool down the remaining heat left in the vehicle. Fortunately, the fire did not make it into the thick vegetation surrounding the area.
|Firefighter Justin Escobar is seen cooling the motor compartment|
The cause of the fire is unknown, but the driver stated something happened in the transmission while shifting gears and was unable to place the vehicle back into a gear. The vehicle then rolled backwards down the road where it struck the edge of the road and caught on fire. A Game and Fish Officer happen to be in the area when the incident occurred and notified their dispatch of the incident. No injuries were reported from the incident.
|The vehicles final resting place where it struck the edge of the road|
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Article by Lieutenant Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Firefighter Mike Schmidt, Pinion Pine Fire District