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Driver escapes fire that charred vehicle transport truck

Federal Way resident Scott Chase emailed this photo, taken by his wife Lesa, of charred vehicles in a local parking lot. He inquired about the cause of the fire and whether the truck driver was OK. - Photo courtesy of Scott and Lesa Chase
Federal Way resident Scott Chase emailed this photo, taken by his wife Lesa, of charred vehicles in a local parking lot. He inquired about the cause of the fire and whether the truck driver was OK.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Scott and Lesa Chase

Mirror staff reports:

Federal Way resident Scott Chase emailed this photo, taken by his wife Lesa, of charred vehicles in a local parking lot. He inquired about the cause of the fire and whether the truck driver was OK.

Here's the lowdown: South King Fire and Rescue responded to commercial vehicle fire at 7:09 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Top Foods parking lot located off South 316th Street and Pacific Highway South.

Fire crews found a commercial automobile transport truck loaded with nine passenger cars. Fire was coming from the engine compartment and engulfed a vehicle on the rack directly above the cab, according to SKFR. Three of the vehicles were damaged. The driver escaped unharmed from the sleeper section of the semi-truck, according to SKFR.

 

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