[UPDATE 1:50 p.m. Plates Appear to Be Stolen] ‘Detonations’ Coming From Vehicle Fire

A vehicle is on fire on Northbound Hwy 101 at Palmer Boulevard offramp a little after 1 p.m., according to scanner traffic.

“Detonations coming from the vehicle…I don’t know whether it has ammunition in it or not,” reports someone from the scene.

“The vehicle is fully involved,” reports another person from the scene.

The California Highway Patrol Incident page states that the vehicle is a pickup.

Fortuna Fire reports on their Facebook page,

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates the vehicle had stolen plates.



  • Is that the pickup stolen from Trinidad?
    They dumped the camper shell if I recall.

  • Lost Coast Outpost has pictures. It is red like the truck stolen, suspiciously the tailgate is black.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the same one stolen.

  • That was my first thought that it was the truck from Trinidad – photos on LCO appear to be a late 80’s Toyota 4WD, so potentially a match. Sad fate for that vehicle if so – that was a cool camper they dumped on my road, which they trashed removing it. Given the age of the truck, I presume it had no comprehensive insurance coverage so the owner is screwed.

  • Looking at the photos it’s not the same truck – the Trinidad truck was an extended cab and the burned up Fortuna truck is a single cab…

  • If they only waited til the auto show in July they could have won the “Burn Out Contest”.

  • Yet again a Toyota truck is bringing terror to communities.

    ISIS and growers driving Toyota trucks have the same agenda.

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