18 wheeler truck driver lost everything in truck fire. I am home now in Hammond Louisiana.
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I came in to Pittston terminal to get fuel. They stated they had some recalls they needed to work on or it is DOT fail...I had plenty of time to get to my 90 so I waited. . I decided to sleep & just drive 7 hrs in the morning to the 90.
This morning, not more then 10 miles out, I smell something really strong smell & pulled over. Soon as I pulled over I saw flames shooting out from under the hood!!! I grabbed my phone, set the brakes, turned around & pushed the red button then ran across to the left hand shoulder.
As soon as I got to the shoulder, the truck exploded in flames!!
It happened so quickly!
Everyone asked if I was okay but my son said, thankfully you were paying attention & reacted quickly.
Don't risk it, if you suspect or smell anything at all, pull over.
That truck was demolished within minutes of me getting out! I was informed that the last fire Prime had, the driver didn't make it out.
2019 Cascadia Freightliner. Everything in it melted to the ground.