Vehicle Fire – Highway 17 at Old Yale Road

Surrey

2022-08-29 09:58 PDT

File # 2022-130018

*Roads have been re-opened*

On August 28, 2022 at approximately 9:53 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle fire and assisted Surrey Fire Department with traffic control on Highway 17 near Old Yale Road.

A semi truck was travelling westbound on Highway 17 when the driver smelled smoke. After the driver pulled over, the vehicle ignited into flames. The subsequent fire resulted in the vehicle sustaining major damage.

Due to the large diesel spill that originated from the damaged fuel tanks on the semi truck, Highway 17 westbound will remain shut down for several hours to allow for an environmental cleanup.
 

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Cst. Gurvinder Ghag

Media Relations Officer
Surrey Detachment
http://www.surreyrcmp.ca
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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