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Semi-Truck Fire on US-395

The following is a press release from California Highway Patrol, Bishop Area on September 23rd, 2021.

Photo credit: CHP

On 9/22/21 at approximately 8:39 P.M., CHP responded to a report of a semi truck that was on fire along southbound US-396 on the Sherwin Grade.

When units arrived on scene, they located a semi truck and trailer stopped along southbound US-395 and the semi trailer was fully engulfed in flames. Nearby vegetation had caught fire as a result of the vehicle fire.

Photo credit: CHP

It was later determined that the semi truck was transporting 42,000 lbs. of dried dog food. Southbound lanes of US-395 were closed to traffic for an extended period of time while multiple fire departments worked to extinguish the fire.

Personnel from Wheeler Crest Fire Dept., Long Valley Fire Dept., CalFire, Inyo National Forest Fires, Caltrans, and Bishop CHP responded to the incident scene.

This incident is still under investigation by Bishop CHP.


Edit: Though this info was not included in the press release, Bishop Fire also responded to the incident and stayed for the duration, making sure the fire was extinguished.

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2 years ago

What about Bishop Fire ? We were originally paged to it send we’re there for the whole incident.

Ella Boehme
Ella Boehme
Reply to  Dominic
2 years ago

Hi! This is just the exact copied press release from CHP, so that information wasn’t included in the release for some reason. I’d be happy to add this as an edit though! Thanks for letting us know!

Jesse Steele
Jesse Steele
Reply to  Dominic
2 years ago

Also, Thank you for your service and commitment to our valley’s safety and well being!

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