Sunday, September 13, 2020

[UPDATE 1:53 P.M.: HWY 101] Trailer On Fire Near Salmon Creek Exit in SoHum

Posted By on Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 2:36 PM

click to enlarge Smoke boiling from the vehicle. - [PHOTO FROM JASON DANIELS]
  • [Photo from Jason Daniels]
  • Smoke boiling from the vehicle.
Multiple agencies are rushing to just north of the Salmon Creek exit near Miranda after a fire broke out in a trailer being pulled by a GMC pickup at 1:09 p.m.
According to the CHP, the outside (number 2 lane is blocked) as the trailer contains “a large amount of ammunition.

There have been several explosions and fire is spreading to the vegetation.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: Northbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being diverted off the road at Salmon Creek, according to the CHP.

However, firefighters have kept the flames from spreading further into the vegetation. The crew from Phillipsville VFD were the first on the scene, according to Mark Swizee who was passing by. He said that they kept the fire “from spreading and ammunition from going off.”

Swizee says this was a “trailer with lots of guns and ammo on way to gun show.”
  • [Photo from Mark Swizee]

UPDATE 1:53 p.m.: The fire in the vehicle has been extinguished. Traffic is now being allowed but lanes are coned off. Please be careful in the area.
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