Truck burns in Bedeque

No one in­jured in Fri­day morn­ing blaze

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY COLIN MA­CLEAN Colin.Ma­cLean@Jour­nalPioe­neer.com @Jour­nalPMacLean

Fire­fight­ers from Kinkora were called to the scene of a burn­ing cube truck off Route 1A in Bedeque, Fri­day morn­ing.

No one was in­jured in the blaze, but it cre­ated a large plume of black smoke that could be seen from a dis­tance.

The call went out to fire­fight­ers shortly be­fore 11 a.m.

The truck was parked in a farm­yard drive­way.

When speak­ing with the Jour­nal Pi­o­neer, fire­fight­ers on the scene had not yet had time to talk with the driver and de­ter­mine if the ve­hi­cle caught fire be­fore or af­ter it pulled into the prop­erty.

Deputy Chief Grant Des­jardin said fire­fight­ers were able to quickly get the blaze un­der con­trol, but the truck was car­ry­ing some com­bustible ma­te­ri­als that posed an ex­tra chal­lenge.

The truck was also car­ry­ing some diesel fuel that leaked onto the ground. That re­quired a visit from of­fi­cials from the de­part­ment of en­vi­ron­ment.

Mar­itime Elec­tric also at­tended as the fire had dam­aged some nearby power lines.

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Be­fore fire­fight­ers got it un­der con­trol the fire sent large plumes of black smoke into the sky.

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