Update: Truck fire in Junction likely caused by electrical problem

February 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm | In West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

(Photos by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)
Big scare in the 4500 block of 41st SW in The Junction tonight after that truck caught fire. WSB contributing photojournalist Christopher Boffoli says the resident who reported it said the truck’s wheel/fire appeared to be burning first, and then the front of the truck burst into flames, with an audible explosion.

No reports of injury – SFD’s investigation unit, Marshal 5, was called to the scene to check it out; we’ll be checking to see what they figure out about the cause.

ADDED 11:02 AM MONDAY: SFD spokesperson Kyle Moore tells WSB their investigator “determined the 2000 Ford pickup truck’s fire was most likely an electrical fire. The damage estimate is $5,400.”

3 Comments

  1. Awesome photography.

    Comment by 2 Much Whine — 10:43 am February 4, 2013 #

  2. Those trucks are notorious for the Cruise Control switch catching on fire. They should see if there’s was fixed during the recall. YouTube it! Crazy/sad stuff.

    Comment by Guy — 5:17 pm February 4, 2013 #

  3. *Theirs.

    Comment by Guy — 5:47 pm February 4, 2013 #

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