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VIDEO: Tires explode as firefighters battle flames engulfing burning car hauler


Firefighters battled the flames engulfing a burning car hauler in New York on Monday after the driver was able to make it out unscathed. 

The fire happened on Monday, March 21st in Pavilion, New York on Route 63 south. 

According to Livingston County News, the car hauler was heading south on route 63 when “he [the driver] noticed that he didn’t have any air in his air tanks and he…came to a stop…  got out, and noticed that the truck was fully involved,” said Pavilion Assistant Chief Tyler Schiske.

It took firefighters a little over an hour to quench the flames, which cause small explosions from the car tires.

“We had a truck break down, so that factored in to not getting the fire extinguished as soon as we wanted to,” Schiske said. “We used about 10 gallons of foam, about 1,600 gallons of water. It’s just our generic foam we have for our system we have on the truck.”

“We believe that it had an engine problem, which made the fire come to the back of the cab and started the back of the sleeper on fire,” he said. “That’s all we know at this time.”

Watch the video of the firefighters quenching the flames, below.


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