Monday, March 14, 2016

Firefighters Battle Tractor Trailer Fire

Lakeside, CA - 

Overheated brakes ignited a fire in a semi tractor trailer on westbound I-8 near Dunbar Lane on the evening of March 13, 2016. On arrival, firefighters encountered a 53-foot trailer well-involved with fire. Due to the limited water supply at the scene, several engines were initially required to battle the blaze. Additionally, Lakeside's water tender (WT7251) was also dispatched. Once the fire was knocked down, extensive overhaul operations were required to ensure all fire was extinguished. Several engine companies were on scene for nearly six hours.

Units attending this incident included: E2, E3, WT7251, Div.4104 (LKS); E17, Div. 4702 (ACP); E25 (VJS); E8 (HFR); B2 (SNT). Other assisting agencies included CHP and CalTrans.

The trailer was a total loss.
A CalTrans loader helps clean up.
Post and photos by: Captain Ian Lowe, Lakeside Fire District

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