On Aug 20th, at approximately 9:47 PM, Mesquite Fire & Rescue was dispatched for a report of a semi-truck fire on SB I-15. Engine 31, Rescue 11, and Chief 2 responded to the call.
Arriving at mile post 118 SB, units found a semi-truck carrying three camper trailers fully engulfed in flames. Mutual aid was requested from Beaver Dam Littlefield Fire District to provide additional water for fire suppression. Due to the intense heat and flames Nevada Highway Patrol closed traffic on the SB lanes for nearly two hours until the incident was stabilized.
Unfortunately the semi-truck and cargo were a total lose. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.
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