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

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.