Truck fire draws large crowd downtown

By Vanessa Ybarra
August 5, 2017 - 8:18am Updated: August 5, 2017 - 9:26am

KAMLOOPS — A truck fire drew quite the crowd Friday night.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Captain Troy Grant says a man was driving an older model pick-up truck through downtown Kamloops just after 8 p.m. when a passerby noticed and began yelling that the man's engine was on fire.

The man quickly pulled over at Lorne and Second Avenue and tried to put out the flames but the situation quickly became too big to handle.

"He tried to put it out with an extinguisher and was unable to do so," said Grant. "Fire crews arrived on scene to find a fully engulfed vehicle and it was quickly extinguished."

The fire drew a large crowd of onlookers who were taking part in Music in the Park in Riverside Park nearby.

Grant says the driver of the pick-up was unharmed.

The cause of the fire is unknown.


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