Border Patrol responds to two truck fires in one week

Published: Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:02 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:26 PM MST
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(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were first on scene to help prevent any injuries at two truck fires in separate incidents.

Nogales Border Patrol Station agents found a Ford F150 with flames emitting from the engine compartment on I-19 southbound, near kilometer post four on Oct. 11. The Nogales Fire Department, Department of Public Safety and Nogales Police Department arrived on scene with a fire extinguisher and water to help prevent the fire from spreading. No one was injured.

Two days later, Willcox Border Patrol Station officials responded to a truck fire near milepost 332 on eastbound I-10. The driver safely exited the Dodge pickup while agents stopped traffic as the fire spread into several lanes, according to the border patrol. The Willcox Fire Department arrived shortly after to extinguish the fire.

The public can anonymously report suspicious activity to the border patrol at (877) 872-7435, toll free.

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