2016-07-20 / Front Page

Work truck destroyed by fire

BY TIM GULLA
Ledger Staff Writer

The driver said he heard a “pop” and began losing power before the vehicle burst into flames. (Ledger photo / TIM GULLA) The driver said he heard a “pop” and began losing power before the vehicle burst into flames. (Ledger photo / TIM GULLA) A work truck was destroyed Tuesday afternoon after it caught fire on Old Post Road.

The driver of a Ford F-350 said he was headed down Interstate 85 when he heard a “pop” and started losing power. The man was able to turn off Exit 87 and was trying to get the vehicle back to his shop when it erupted in flames. The man was able to pull over in the 300 block of Old Post Road.

The smoke was so thick that Grassy Pond firefighters, who responded along with Cherokee Creek firefighters to assist Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department, were able to see the smoke as they left their station. Firefighters initially were informed that the fire was potentially threatening a home but the truck was far enough away from the structure that there was no property damage. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

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