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Fire destroys pickup, trailer saved

October 2nd, 2013 - 5:41am

(Port Angeles) -- A Dodge Dakota pick-up truck trying to make its way up a rain-soaked and muddy road east of Port Angeles, ended up catching fire, never making it to its destination.

The pick-up truck was hauling a trailer of building supplies and was actually being assisted up the steep road by a tow truck when the fire broke out in the pick-up's engine compartment.

It happened Monday afternoon near the intersection of Township Line Road and Watershed Road in unincorporated Port Angeles.

Fire District 3 fire personnel out of Sequim, were toned out at 12:14 PM and arrived to find the pick-up truck engulfed in flames.

Fire Department spokesman Patrick Young says 2 engines and 5 firefighters were able to protect the trailer that was carry a large amount of building materials.

The driver of the pick-up was quoted as saying that as the truck struggled up the muddy road, he heard a pop and saw flames coming from under the hood.

The driver escaped from the burning vehicle and was uninjured.

Truck was a total loss.

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