Three camper trailers destroyed in semitractor-trailer fire on I-15

Firefighters from Mesquite Fire and Rescue pour water on a blaze that consumed three camper trailers on southbound I-15 near Mesquite, Aug. 20, 2018 | Photo courtesy Mesquite Fire and Rescue, St. George News

MESQUITE, Nev. — Three camper trailers being transported by a semitractor-trailer were destroyed in a fire Monday night on southbound Interstate 15 near Mesquite.

Three Mesquite Fire and Rescue units were called to the scene at mile marker 118 at 9:47 p.m. and were later joined by a unit from the Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District to provide more water to suppress the fire.

Due to the intense heat and flames, Nevada Highway Patrol closed traffic on the southbound lanes for nearly two hours until the incident was stabilized, according to Ryan Thornton of Mesquite Fire and Rescue.

The semi and campers were declared a total loss.

Thornton said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Mike P August 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

    On sale now at a dealer near you ! There was a bit of smoke damage, but we’ll pas the savings on to you !

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