Semi Truck Catches Fire

KSCB News - March 3, 2015 8:24 am

At 11:57 am Monday morning, Liberal firefighters were called to a reported semi fire at the intersection of Tucker Road and Kansas Ave.

First arriving units found the cab and engine compartment heavily involved with fire. The fire was controlled and extinguished in approximately 10 minutes. The driver of the vehicle escaped injury and fire damage was confined to the engine and cab. There was no damage to the trailer or contents.

The driver reported that after stopping at the light his check engine light came on and the engine died. After opening the hood he discovered a fire in the engine compartment. His effort to extinguish the fire with a portable extinguisher was unsuccessful. The fire quickly extended to the cab of the vehicle as well.

Also working at the scene of the fire were the Liberal Police Department and Street Department. All units were clear of the scene and in-service at 1:07 pm.

 

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