Monday, May 4, 2015

Semi-Truck and Trailer Ignite on I-8

Fire guts tractor truck and trailer

 On Wednesday, April 29th Lakeside Firefighters responded to a fire involving a fully inflamed semi-truck that was loaded with 44,000 pounds of pork meat. The fire began in the afternoon on west bound Interstate 8 near the Lake Jennings Park exit and led into the night. With the assistance of multiple agencies, Lakeside firefighters were able to extinguish the large vehicle fire including the areas surrounding vegetation. We are constantly working hand in hand with our neighboring agencies and resources to accomplish one goal. Agencies assisting Lakeside fire included Alpine Fire, Cal Fire, San Diego County Fire Authority, San Diego City HazMat and CHP.

Lakeside Fire Captain Chris Downing keeps watch as firefighters attack the flames.

Story and Photos by: Lakeside Fire Engineer Lance Buford

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