Potato truck burns on the arterial highway

Brian McInnis
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A truck carrying a load of Prince Edward Island potatoes caught fire on the arterial highway approximately 5 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters from Charlottetown station number two responded to the call as well as the Charlottetown Police Services. The fire was soon out, but smoke continued to rise from the engine compartment and firefighters continued to hose it down. There were no injuries, police and fire officials at the scene said.

The driver was heading west when the fire occurred and he pulled over to the side of the road about 50 metres east of the intersection with the Mount Edward Road.

The incident happened at the height of the rush hour which was made worse because police had to block off a portion of the arterial highway.

At the height of the fire, smoke and the pungent smell of burning tires was evident more than one mile away.

The road is now open.


Organizations: Charlottetown Police Services

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Mount Edward Road

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  • jim
    December 03, 2013 - 09:17

    Josh, the first line of the report says "A truck carrying a load of PEI potatoes".

  • Josh
    December 02, 2013 - 21:47

    The truck was unloaded, there was no potatoes in it, it was just emptied

  • mel
    December 02, 2013 - 20:48

    Anyone for a baked potato.

  • Garth Staples
    December 02, 2013 - 18:23

    Where else would the potatoes be from?