Cottonwood AZ (January 24, 2018) – On Tuesday January 23rd, at approximately 2:22 PM, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a motor vehicle accident on Western Dr. near Mountain View Dr.
VVFD was dispatched to a pickup truck on fire. On arrival crews found a truck on the side of the road with fire coming from the engine compartment. The driver was out of the vehicle and a safe distance away. E311 crew quickly extinguished the fire and assisted the driver with removing his tools from the back of the truck. No injuries were reported.
Safety reminder, fire in the engine compartment can grow rapidly if a fuel line ruptures. It is recommended to get everyone out of the vehicle immediately and move a safe distance away.