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Parked semi catches fire in Sandy; crews investigating cause

Oct 17, 2022, 7:49 PM

(Sandy City Fire Department)...

(Sandy City Fire Department)

(Sandy City Fire Department)

SANDY, Utah — Fire officials are investigating after a semi-truck went up in flames in Sandy.

Sandy Fire Battalion Chief Eric Larson told KSL that crews were dispatched to the scene at 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

When firefighters arrived, the cab was fully involved.

Larson said they fought the fire while being mindful of hazardous materials, adding that approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked.

“We fought the fire and then worked on the hazmat containment, keeping the diesel fuel that was leaking from going into the (storm) drain, working with the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Sandy City storm drain folks,” Larson said.

The battalion chief said crews were on scene for a few hours fighting the fire and containing the fuel.

Fortunately, no one was injured, according to a Facebook post from Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski, but the trailer was partially impacted.

The cause remains under investigation.

(Sandy City Fire Department) (Sandy City Fire Department) (Sandy City Fire Department)

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Parked semi catches fire in Sandy; crews investigating cause