Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vehicle Fire Closes Highway 67

Moreno Valley-

On Thursday, February 28th 2013 at 6:44 PM, the Lakeside Fire District received multiple calls from motorist about a vehicle fire near Highway 67 and Johnson Lake Road. Two structural engines and a duty chief were dispatched to the incident.

Crew members from Engine One attack the fire.
Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Williams gets a knockdown on the fire.
While traveling north on Highway 67 approaching fire units could see a column of smoke with an obvious red glow in the sky. Engine 1 (Riverview Station) arrived and found a fully involved vehicle in the southbound lanes of Highway 67. Crew members pulled attack lines and started the process of knocking down the fire. CHP closed Highway 67 due to the on-going operations and the proximity of the fire to passing vehicles.

The vehicle was being towed behind an RV at the time of the fire. The owner disconnected the car from the RV in time to prevent the fire from consuming both vehicles.

Cause of the fire is undetermined. The roadway was re-opened after a short closure.A total of 7 Lakeside personnel responded to the incident. Units dispatched:

Engine 1

Engine 3

Lakeside Duty Chief

4105 (Tockstein)

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Photos By: Fire Engineer Robert Williams, Lakeside Fire District

1 comment:

  1. I came down about 1735 ish today from work ..thanks for doing what you do!