[UPDATE 8:50 a.m.] Vehicle Fire on Briceland Thorn Road
Please be careful driving in the area. The vehicle is reported to be fully engulfed. According to Fire Engineering,
Although vehicle fires can be suppressed quickly, they can release hundreds of toxic chemicals into the air, which could cause short-and even long-term health effects over a firefighter’s career. Even after a fire is extinguished, the off-gassing of potentially harmful chemicals and particles may continue because of thermal decomposition. Some of the chemicals released from vehicle fires are likely to be different from those released during structural fires because vehicles contain materials such as rubber (belts, tires), petrochemicals (oil, gasoline), and acids (batteries).
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 6:19 a.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page indicates that this is an abandoned vehicle and may have possibly been stolen.
UPDATE 7:30 a.m.: According to Peter Lawsky Chief of Telegraph Ridge Fire, “Telegraph Ridge & Cal fire responded to the PU truck on fire at
Hohstadt’s gate on Huckleberry hill this morning at 5:58 AM…[The vehicle] was a complete loss, no spread to the wildland.”