Park rangers respond to truck fire just outside Death Valley

Photo by Bill Larsen 1
Photo courtesy of Bill Larsen.

Park rangers respond to truck fire just outside Death Valley 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Firefighters from the National Park Service and Southern Inyo Fire Protection District responded to a truck fire on Highway 190 just outside the east boundary of Death Valley National Park on May 17.

The semi-truck was pulling two dumpster trailers full of brush trimmings. After climbing 3,000 feet out of Death Valley, the truck broke down, then caught on fire.

Firefighters used firefighting foam to contain the fire to the cab and the first trailer. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Highway 190 was temporarily closed.

NPS photo by Paul ODonnell 5
NPS photo by Paul O’Donnell.
NPS photo by Paul ODonnell 7
NPS photo by Paul O’Donnell.

(From Death Valley National Park)

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