Semi trailer fire causes delays near Orondo


What started as a brake fire quickly progressed into the cab of a semi tractor trailer on Highway 97 near Orondo according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore. Traffic along Hwy2/97 in the area was slowed this morning after the fire ignited and fire crews arrived on scene.

“It started as a brake fire and progress into the cab,” Moore said. “There is no report of injuries, we do have a little bit of a back up in the area right now. The troopers on scene along with the Washington State Department of Transportation are working to clear that out.”

Semi Fire

Moore says the driver escaped unhurt but traffic was stalled in the area for about an hour and a half.