Photos: Big rig fire closes Mt. Hood Highway

Photos: Big rig fire closes Mt. Hood Highway

Photos: Big rig fire closes Mt. Hood Highway

Print
Email
|

by KGW Staff

Bio | Email | Follow: @KGWNews

kgw.com

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

RHODODENDRON, Ore. -- Highway 26 was temporarily closed near Government Camp Thursday after a semi-truck hauling electronics caught fire.

The truck was westbound near milepost 45 when a tire blew out just before 8 a.m., according to Hood Fire District officials. As the driver was stopping, a fire started near the front of the truck and quickly spread to the trailer.

The driver was able to escape without injury.

The road was closed for several hours while crews towed the vehicle and cleared the debris.

Print
Email
|