Local VFDs respond to vehicle fire

Published 1:54 pm Friday, October 5, 2012

Three different fire departments responded to a truck carrying tires that caught fire on Tuesday.

At about 6:30 a.m., the Shackleville Volunteer Fire Department, the Providence Volunteer Fire Department and the Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck that was carrying car tires whose engine had caught fire, according to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden.

“It took approximately two hours to get it under control and get the fire put out,” Harden said. “No one was hurt. The (Emergency Management Agency) was notified and the (Alabama Department of Environmental Management) came in for a clean up. We shut Hwy. 10 down for approximately an hour.”

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The driver of the vehicle started to smell something that was burning and stopped to check the engine. He quickly discovered his engine had caught fire.

The tires will now be taken to a HAZMAT facility and disposed of properly.