Blown turbo destroys truck

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Photo by Stephanie Clark

Traffic was slowed on northbound I-15 at the state line around 5:40 p.m. on June 15 as fire crews from Mesquite and Beaver Dam worked quickly to douse a pickup truck that had been consumed by flames after the turbo system within the engine blew.

“It happens often,” said Beaver Dam Fire Chief Jeff Hunt. “When it blew, the oil that flowed through it went everywhere, helping the flames destroy more of the vehicle.”

The truck was also towing a UTV trailer, which was not damaged.

No injuries were reported from the incident and the scene was cleared within an hour of the fire.

 

 

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