Four cars damaged after semi-truck catches fire in Brigham City
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — Several vehicles were damaged early Wednesday morning after a semi-truck pulling a car hauler caught fire on U.S. Highway 91 in Brigham City.
The incident happened in the eastbound lanes near Michelle Drive at approximately 4:21 a.m.
Officials with the Brigham City Fire Department said when fire crews arrived at 4:25 a.m., they found the semi on fire, with flames spreading from the roadway and up the hillside in heavy brush.
“The engine company initiated a quick-fire attack to extinguish the spreading brush fire,” read a Wednesday afternoon press release from the Brigham City Fire Department.
Crews then extinguished the trailer and its cargo of six cars.
Officials said the fire damaged four of the six cars, adding that damages have been estimated at $215,000.
Fortunately, firefighters did not sustain any injuries.
Box Elder Communications Center, the Brigham City Police Department, Perry City Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol, and Willard City Fire Department assisted.
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