Dump truck fire closes lanes on Highway 14

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

Published:

Updated: June 20, 2012, 9:16 PM

 

A dump truck pulling a flatbed trailer caught fire and the mishap caused the closure of westbound lanes of Highway 14 during rush hour Wednesday evening.

The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the four-lane highway just west of the Southeast 192nd Avenue exit.

Capt. Kevin Murray of the Vancouver Fire Department said that Camas and Vancouver firefighters were called to the fire.

Smoke could be seen for some distance as the fire trucks responded, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Murray said the flatbed was carrying several boulders.

Murray said the truck fire was probably caused by overheated brakes.

Westbound traffic was detoured off the highway at 192nd as firefighters worked.

No one was hurt.