I didn't want to really post this, But my family learned alot after seeing this today, please read!!! We were driving North on I-5 early this evening, after a long fun day, we came across this truck that was smoking up on Bow Hill, just north of Burlington, in Skagit County. We stopped to make sure that everyone was okay and to see if we could assist with moving the trailer. Everyone was okay, the daughter of the couple that owned truck kept telling everyone to stay away, which we totally understand for our safety, but there was more then enough time to save their valuables from the truck and move the trailer (which had propane tanks on it), The truck was a total loss and the trailer as far as I could tell (from a distance) was slightly damaged, but I could be wrong, anyway there was a lesson that my family learned today, Out of about 50+ motor vehicles including our vehicle, were not equipped with fire extinguishers, I believe that if at least 3 of the vechicles, possibly a few more had fire extinguishers, this truck could've been saved. (might I add, what caused the fire from what we could tell was a blown motor, oil fire) We had a fire extinguisher, but it was empty and old, I believe that it should be come a law/rule that every motor vehicle be equipped with a fire extinguisher. I know that I am going to get one for our truck, you never know when you are going to need one and i wish to god I had one today. There was a fire station that was less than 5 minutes away from the location of the fire, it took them about 20 min to get on scene, I believe that it is a volunteer station, Everyone was trying to figure out why it was taking so long for the fire department to respond, I kept reassuring people that they were on their way they had to get to the fire department first and then get suited up. I pray for the family who owned and drove the truck, they lost alot of personal belongings that were in the truck. I have no idea where they were from or going, but I hope they are able to replace some of the items lost.(someone made the remark, IDs passports etc were in the truck) They probably won't read this, but I am sorry for your lost, and am praying that everything will be okay, it will take time to get over the loss of the truck and trailer, I am just glad that your family was safe after seeing a scary event like this, You are in my prayers!!!
1-5 NB Bow Hill Rd Car Fire (7/11/09)
By: melissakay30Subscribe Channel: On the Scene Location: Bow, WA (North Burlington, WA)