Semi Trailer Fire Shuts Down I-5 Off-ramp
Late Thursday night, fire crews from North Douglas County Fire & EMS were dispatched to a report of a Semi Trailer on fire near the 148 Southbound on I-5. Fire crews arrived just after 11:45pm to a fully involved trailer blocking the 148 off-ramp with the Semi Truck detached from the trailer. Investigation lead to the conclusion that the trailers breaking system was the source of ignition. Fast thinking lead the truck driver to dumping his trailer to save the truck and remove further fuels from the fire. The truck was hauling potatoes. No injuries were reported.
North Douglas County Fire & EMS was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, and Oakland Rural Fire District.