Logging truck burns on Washington Road
By Linda Green

he hearing of a pop and smoke filling the cab of a logging truck were the precursors to a driver pulling over and discovering his rig burning with flames too much to handle.
I was riding down Washington Road and I heard a loud poof and saw smoke coming from the engine into the cab, said Thomas Poole, 68, of Avera, as he explained why his logging truck was on fire at approximately 9 a.m., Aug. 28.
Poole, of T. Poole Trucking, said after he saw the smoke, he pulled over in front of 3236 Washington Road. I raised the hood and it was flaming, he said. I grabbed the fire extinguisher but it was too much fire. It was too far gone.
Engines from McDuffie County Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and firefighters worked to extinguish the fire that enveloped the entire cabin of the truck and to prevent fire from reaching the logs stacked behind. A McDuffie County Deputy arrived to direct traffic around the fire trucks and volunteer firefighter vehicles.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, September 4, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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