Trailer fire at Big Cabin, OK truck stop.

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  1. jacob

    jacob Light Load Member

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    Woke up to this last night.

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  3. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    Bet the guy that parked his truck 3 spots from that trailer and went home. Came back to day crapping his pants.
     
  4. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It wouldn't have been so bad if it was general (new products) freight but, that was an Atlas Van Lines. So, somebody just lost all their belongings. They will get a big fat check from the insurance company but, you cant replace pictures & great-grandma's dresser. This wasn't just business.... this was personal.
     
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  5. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    Hope no one got hurt.

    Too bad he could not just back that trailer into the water to put the flames out.
     
  6. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    I would be willing to bet that there was something inside the trailer that set it ablaze, if so, then I wouldnt be amazed one bit if the customer doesnt get a dime.
     
  7. rearview

    rearview Medium Load Member

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    Back when I drove a rock box I saw one start on fire.

    The cause was an ember from a cigarette that smoldered in a furniture blanket.

    Moral, don't let the hired hands smoke while loading the trailer.
     
  8. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    Depends on how many shpts were aboard, wouldn't able to prove whose or what started it.
     
  9. jacob

    jacob Light Load Member

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    Not sure how it started. They had time to get the truck unhooked from it though. I woke up to the sound of a police siren and looked out the curtain through the windshield and just saw a police car and figured they pulled over somebody. Then I looked out the driver's side and saw the trailer in flames. As soon as I got my curtains pulled a cop was telling me to move. There was a guy in a 359 pulling a reefer that was parked right next to this trailer. His trailer caught on fire too, but they got it put out before it caused a lot of damage. Luckily he pulled away from the Atlas trailer right away.
     
  10. Scott101

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    Probably a LiPo battery.
     
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