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Commercial Vehicle Fire (Photo) - 11/17/21

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Type of incident: Commercial Vehicle Trailer Fire

Address of incident:  SW George Millican Road, Approximately milepost 6.5, Prineville, Oregon

Incident date:  11/17/2021                  Alarm Time:  0626 hours

Description of occupancy:  Approx. 40’ Commercial Trailer

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Circumstances found on arrival; actions taken:  Crews arrived on scene to find an approximately 40’ semi-trailer, 50% involved in fire.  The driver of the commercial vehicle was able to unhook the tractor from the trailer.  The trailer belonged to a moving company, and crews found that the trailer was completely full of a home’s contents, including furniture and other personal items.  Crews were able to keep the fire to the rear of the trailer, saving some of the personal items in the trailer.

Injuries, rescues, other information of interest:  None.

Responding Apparatus:  Two engines, two water tenders, and several command vehicles.

Responding Personnel:  12 Firefighters

Mutual Aid assistance by:  CCFR was assisted on scene by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and the Crook County Road Department 

Probable fire cause:  The driver of the commercial vehicle reported hearing a tire blow, most likely from a seized brake caliper.  The heat from the caliper most likely caused the tires to catch on fire which then spread to the trailer.

Contact:  Division Chief Russell Deboodt

Office: 541-447-5011        Cell:

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