Truck Fire I-83 in Maryland

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  1. Freightmaster1

    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No details Freightmaster1,thanks for your post.
    However do you know if it was an electrical issue & the driver got out safe ?
     
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    My contacts say it was just in the "Patch" local online newspaper and wasn't covered by the Sun newspapers.
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    Vehicle fires are interesting to know what caused them.
    Could have been brake(s) issue but driver keep going resulting in heat then fire. Probably the majority of trailer fires are brakes not released and driver keeps going
     
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    The fire is in the engine area which indicates that is where fire originated. I have also seen trailer brakes lock up & driver kept driving so long the heat ignited the tires. This last summer I was on a two lane road & smelled hot brakes that became stronger as I went on. Sure enough in about three miles the rig was on the shoulder with a brake fire. Surely the driver could feel the drag & look in the mirrors & see smoke. I have seen drivers, probably rookies, blow a drive tire & never slow down till the tire next to the blown tire blew also. Recently I saw one that tried to make it to a truck stop & caused damage to the tractor.
     
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