Photo courtesy Modesto Regional Fire.
MODESTO , CA - A big rig caught on fire in Modesto Saturday morning on 9th Street, between Carver Road and Coldwell Avenue.
Modesto Regional Fire Battalion Chief Randy Anderson said the truck's trailer was fully loaded with yogurt and took about 15 minutes to extinguish.
"Crews did an excellent job protecting the saddle diesel tanks on the tractor from the fire," Anderson said.
The fire possibly came from the truck's tires or brake area and extended into the front of the trailer causing a large amount of black smoke and flames, Anderson said.
All of the yogurt the truck was carrying was damaged due to the smoke, heat and water. Damage is estimated at $15,000 to $20,000.
The area was cleared by 11 a.m.