Tractor trailer truck fire in Westfield

Truck was hauling paper

Westfield Truck Fire Pic

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- A tractor trailer truck caught fire late Wednesday night on Ampad Road in Westfield.

Sgt. Jeffrey Baillargeon of the Westfield Police Department told 22News that the 18 wheeler was carrying paper to Prolamina; a packaging company with a warehouse on that street, when the fire started after 11:00 P.M. Investigators believe that the rear brakes of the truck heated up which ignited the trailer, the paper inside, and eventually spread to the cab of the truck.

The driver, James Parks, of Georgia, made it out okay and told 22News he was shook up, “This is what happens when the truck catch a fire.  It don’t take long and I could’ve been asleep.  And just let my parents know that I’m still alive.”

Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the truck and had everything under control within an hour.

The truck is owned by B & L Transportation and Logistics, a company based in Indiana.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s