COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CATCHES FIRE AT TRUCK STOP

DATE & TIME:  Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Angelica Becerra

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: abecerra@epcounty.com

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EL PASO TEXAS- On Sunday, 08-04-13 at approximately 11:10 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a commercial vehicle fire in the parking lot of a truck stop located at the 1300 block of Horizon Blvd.

Upon arrival, Deputies saw the rear portion of a tractor trailer on fire that was located near the fuel pumps.  Horizon and Socorro Volunteer Fire fighters arrived on scene and extinguished the fire.  An El Paso Police Department Fire Marshal was summoned to the scene and determined the cause of the fire to be from the trailer’s rear brakes which locked and caused friction thereby igniting the trailer.  The loss of the trailer was valued at approximately $50K.  The property inside of the trailer was valued at approximately $150K.  Love’s Truck Stop did not sustain any property damage. 

Published 05 August 2013 11:30 AM by abecerra

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