Seven Trucks Go Up in Flames During Late Night Trucking Company Fire
Pasco, WA – Seven semi-trucks and one trailer went up in flames late Saturday night at a trucking company in Pasco, WA.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), the truck fire ignited around 10 p.m. at Harms Pacific Transport.
Multiple local news outlets reported Franklin County Fire District 3 arrived to the scene shortly after the blaze began to discover no fire hydrants nearby.
Employees of the trucking company were hurriedly moving trucks on the yard away from the burning tractors.
Chief Mike Harris with the Franklin County Fire District 3 told local news outlet Newsradio 610 KONA firefighters had to rely on water tenders to extinguish the flames.
Chief Harris also asked for and received the assistance from several other surrounding agencies, which also responded with water tenders.
A total of seven tractors and one trailer sustained heavy damage, according to Sergeant Paul Hill with the FCSO.
Authorities have yet to reveal what they believe started the fire, but Sgt. Hill says it does not appear to be suspicious.
However, he cautioned that an investigation is ongoing to make a full determination.
Thankfully, no one was injured and the fire was contained before it spread to any surrounding structures, according to Sgt. Hill.
Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows Harms Pacific Transport operates 32 power units and employs 35 drivers.
According to the company’s website, it hauls hazardous liquid chemicals, as well as dry fertilizers, throughout the central and western parts of the United States.
Fortunately, Sgt. Hill says no hazardous materials were involved.
Photos courtesy of FCSO