South Lockport Battles Fully Engulfed Truck at Walmart
By STEPHEN WALLACE, Senior Correspondent | October 20, 2020 | NEW YORK
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Photo by Stephen WallaceSouth Lockport's first engine rolls up to a fully engulfed
Photo by Stephen WallaceFire Fighters quickly geared up for the attack
Photo by Stephen WallaceThe first line being dragged up to the scene.
Photo by Stephen WallaceThe firefighter looked back to check on water and a second line up
Photo by Stephen WallaceThe two firefighters get ready to attack the blaze
Photo by Stephen WallaceWater blew the flames out the other side of this stubborn blaze
Photo by Stephen WallaceIt was a quick hit, then firefighters had to turn around a cool down some cars behind them
Photo by Stephen WallaceOnce they knocked the inside down, Firefighters hit the last blaze from the front engine compartment
Lockport, NY - On October 20th, South Lockport volunteers responded to the report of a vehicle fire located in a driving aisle of Walmart on South Transit Road in the Town of Lockport.
First on scene Deputies and State Police reported a fully engulfed pickup truck near a number of vehicles. South Lockport rolled into the scene with a fully engulfed truck and other vehicles starting to smoke. The crew on the engine quickly geared up and started to pull hoses up to the fire.
The truck was fully engulfed, making it hard for firefighters to get the flames to go out. A final attack through what used to be the front grill into the engine compartment finally snuffed the flames.
Damage done to other cars parked to the south that had to be sprayed down is not known. The pickup truck was a total loss. Niagara County Sheriff’s Department has the report and South Lockport handled the overhaul.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.