Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840

Hot, Hot Weather...Truck Catches FIRE On I-840  | RCFR, hot weather, truck catches fire, I-840, Murfreesboro, WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) At 12:45 Tuesday afternoon (8/13/2019) Rutherford County Fire Rescue's squad 52 responded to a truck fire on I-840 west, near mile marker 66.

PIO Lisa Sloan reports, "The occupant heard loud popping noises and flames coming from his vehicle, which became fully engulfed in minutes."

She explained that crews extinguished the blaze successfully and no injuries were reported.

Auto experts report that super hot summer days and poorly maintained vehicle are a recipe for fires. A simple transmission leak, coupled with temps nearing 100 and traveling on a hot road surface that reflects even more heat can quickly ignite the fluid into a blaze that destroys the car.

Maintain your vehicle properly, especially during super hot weather, and reduce your risks of auto fires.