Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Butler Fire Department: Update on Vehicle fire yesterday on I-49

Photo Courtesy of Mid America Live
On Tuesday, June 9 at approximately 11:53 A.M., the Butler Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in I-49 approximately 1/2 mile south of Passaic in the northbound lane.

On arrival, a 2001 Dodge pickup was found on the shoulder of the roadway fully involved in fire.

The fire was under control at 12:15 P.M., with the last unit leaving the scene at 12:38 P.M.

The driver stated that he was northbound when he observed smoke coming from under the vehicle, and upon stopping observed fire in the vicinity of the bed of the truck.

Cause was determined to be accidental in nature.

The vehicle was a total loss. There were no injuries.