Fire destroys big rig on Highway 99

Monday, March 26, 2012

A close call for a driver, after his truck caught fire on the side of Highway 99.

It happened Sunday morning, near North Avenue. The driver of the semi says he pulled over when he started to see smoke. He then opened the hood, saw fire, and tried unsuccessfully to put it out.

"I tried to extinguish it but I can't because the fire was too high. And I'm scared - I run away," said Pablo Hernandez of Strathmore.

The truck's cab was completely destroyed, but firefighters were able to save most of the trailer. The driver was pretty shaken up but was not injured.

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