On Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 1:45 p.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call about a semi-truck fire in the area of Interstate 8 (westbound) at Los Coches Road. Initially dispatched were two structural engines and a chief officer.
|Firefighter-Paramedic Eric Stamm calls for water. The fire would require about 300 gallons to fully extinguish the flames.|
|Drivers patiently wait till the road could be re-opened.|
As a result of the fire, the Los Coches Road off-ramp was closed for about 15 minutes while fire fighting operations continued.
The fire was determined to be related to a mechanical failure in the braking system. A total of 7 Lakeside personnel responded to the incident.
Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District
Additional Photography By: Captain Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire Protection District