BREAKING: Fire engulfs truck carrying hay on Trans-Canada Highway in Golden

A transport truck caught fire on the Trans-Canada Highway around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

Witnesses report that they heard a loud bang, presumably from one of the tires, as the truck was exiting the highway near the Visitor Information Centre.

The truck was carrying a load of hay, which became engulfed in flame. The cab of the truck appeared to have been detached, and was parked nearby.

Golden Fire Rescue deputy Chief Mike Pecora said around 4 p.m. that the Town of Golden sent a loader to the scene to push over the firey hay to spread it around and get deeper with the hoses.

Golden Fire Rescue responded to the scene with multiple fire trucks, and Golden-Field RCMP kept bystanders away and directed traffic.

Traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway heading west was backed up, but not stopped.

No further information is available at this time.

Just Posted

Your Mountain Minute

Your weekly news recap… Continue reading

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

GADSAR receives funding for building upgrades

Golden Star staff Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors unanimously approved an application… Continue reading

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

Most Read