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Salt Lake semitruck catches fire; damage estimated at $150,000

Posted at 4:19 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 18:19:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A semitruck caught fire Wednesday morning and damaged multiple other trucks, according to Salt Lake City Fire.

Officials said they received the call around 5:00 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the truck when they arrived at the scene.

“Once we were able to get a better assessment of it, we did realize the fire had not extended to the structure and that is was only semi trucks there were four total units that were damaged; two semitrucks were a total loss,” said Salt Lake City Fire Captain Adam Archuleta.

Damage is estimated at around $150,000 and investigators said evidence showing a transient may have been using a heating or cooking source before the fire started was found.