Semi-truck fire near Ladysmith extinguished, no injuries reported

Semi-truck fire near Ladysmith extinguished, no injuries reported
WatchFlames are seen from the cab of a semi-truck fire near Ladysmith on April 28, 2020. (Fred Bailey)

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No injuries were reported following a semi-truck fire north of Ladysmith Tuesday morning.

Twelve firefighters from the Ladysmith Fire Department were called to the fire in the northbound lane of Highway 1 near Jones Road at 10:30 .m.

According to Ladysmith Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Johnston, the truck’s cab was fully engulfed. Firefighters then extinguished the fire.

Johnston said the driver of the semi-truck was not injured and was able exit the truck’s cab safely. The truck’s cab is a write-off, Johnston said. There was no cargo inside the trailer unit.

Mainroad Mid-Island, which was responsible for servicing the highway, was called to the fire to clean up fluid that spilled onto the highway. Northbound traffic was rerouted through Rocky Creek Road.

But just after 2 p.m., drivers were able to go north again on Highway 1.

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