Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Accident on 159th and Wolf Road, both cars on fire

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Accident on 159th and Wolf Road, both cars on fire

On Sunday afternoon, 4/21/2013, the Orland Fire District was called to the area of 159th and Wolf for a motor vehicle crash. 

An off-duty Berwyn Fire Dept. officer reported the crash by radio to the Orland Dispatch Center. 

Engine 3 arrived in the 16000 block of Wolf and reported two vehicles in a rear-end type crash that were both on fire. Firefighters had checked and reported all victims had been able to get out on their own. Engine 3 was assisted by Truck 1 and Battalion 3 extinguishing the fire. 

Gasoline leaking from the pick-up truck’s ruptured gas tank caused the fire to spread and made extinguishment more difficult. The pick-up was completely burned while the fire was confined to the engine compartment of the car which also sustained heavy front end damage. 

One of the car’s occupants was evaluated on the scene but refused transport to the hospital. All others involved were uninjured. Wolf Road was closed for about an hour until the road was cleared.

Photos courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District