Truck catches fire on Interstate 8

Truck catches fire on Interstate 8

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Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept. Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept.
Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept. Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept.
Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept. Courtesy: Wellton Fire Dept.

WELLTON, AZ- A vehicle fire on Interstate 8 is being investigated.

The Wellton Fire Department says just before 3:30 Thursday afternoon a 1993 Ford F-250 pick up truck was fully engulfed in flames near mile post 26.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

WFD says the driver of the truck was on his way back to Yuma from delivering water to the Solar Plant in Dateland.

They say the driver noticed flames coming from underneath the truck after it died on him.

WFD says the fire appears to have started underneath the driver's seat.

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