UPDATE: Peace River Regional District Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik said that 15 members of the Charlie Lake Fire Department were called out the fire, along with police and ambulance crews. Cvik said that the tanker truck that caught fire was hauling nitrogen, which is inert. Traffic was stopped on Highway 29 for approximately an hour while firefighters extinguished the blaze. At this point, there’s no word on what caused the truck to catch fire.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Emergency crews are at the scene of a semi-truck fire on Highway 29 just west of the junction with Highway 97.
According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, police were called out to a vehicle fire involving a tractor-trailer unit at 9:53 this morning. Cpl. Saunderson said that police are currently at the scene assisting fire crews, though there’s no word on whether or not the highway is closed.
The truck fire is located on Highway 29 just north of the 283 Road, roughly five kilometres west of the junction with Highway 97. According to a post on local social media, the vehicle involved is a tanker truck, and that the driver of the truck was not injured.
This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once more information becomes available.