Albemarle Crews Estimate Damage over $75K in Truck Fire, Fuel Spill

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Albemarle County Fire Rescue is releasing information about the truck fire and fuel spill on Barracks Road Wednesday afternoon.

Police estimate the damage to the vehicle and the trailer will top $75,000.

The vehicle fire happened between the Route 250 bypass and Georgetown Road in Albemarle County. Police say an engine fire engulfed the truck's cab and singed the camper it was pulling.

The road was closed for hours while hazmat crews cleaned up the spill. The driver got out safely.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Press Release

Fire units responded to Barracks Road at Surrey Road for a reported motor vehicle fire. The fire was reported by an on duty Albemarle County Police Officer who was at the scene. He reported a fire involving a vehicle towing a travel trailer. The incident was called in at 1207 PM. The first fire unit arrived at 1215PM. An attack on the fire was initiated while additional units were responding to the scene.

The fire started in the engine compartment area of the truck. Fire units were able to contain most of the fire to the truck area although the front portion of the travel trailer did sustain some fire damage. No injuries were incurred by the occupant of the vehicle or firefighters operating at the scene. A preliminary estimation of damage to the vehicle and trailer is listed as $75,000.

Fire units responded from Seminole Trail, Ivy Fire Station, Monticello Fire Station, Charlottesville Engines 1 and 10, Training 1, Battalion Chief 12 and Albemarle County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Please remember that “Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

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