See the Grand Junction Fire Department Extinguish a Semi Truck
Fires can be incredibly scary and a recent one in Grand Junction, Colorado was extra frightening as a semi-truck burst into flames on the side of a busy road. Luckily, the fire department was able to extinguish the fire before it spread beyond the truck.
Location of Grand Junction Semi Truck Fire
The semi-truck was spotted sitting on the side of the road while on fire at the intersection of 29 1/2 Road and U.S. 50:
The fire took place on the south end of Grand Junction in Orchard Mesa:
While it is fortunate that the fire didn't spread beyond the truck, it was likely rather scary for drivers on the busy road, not to mention the neighboring Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that likely caught wind of the fire while it was burning the truck:
What Happened to the Truck that Caught Fire in Grand Junction?
While it is not exactly clear when the fire took place, a video was posted on YouTube on August 15, 2022, which caught it all on camera.
The video first shows the truck parked on the side of the road and beginning to be engulfed in flames, followed by the driver exiting the vehicle, seemingly unscathed.
The fire continues to burn and spread, causing more and more black smoke to barrel from the cab while the driver appears to make a phone call and attempt to save the forklifts that he was transporting on the back of his truck.
Luckily, the fire department shows up soon thereafter and extinguishes the flames. Also, fortunately, it doesn't appear that anyone was injured and other than the truck, no further property damage.