MASSIVE FLAMES: Maine Plow Truck Catches Fire During Weekend Storm
It was a wild weather weekend in Maine full of shoveling heavy snow, hooking up the generators and complaining that the driveway wasn't frozen. While we were all shoveling our decks here in Central Maine, the town of Orland, Maine had their own battle going on.
According to a post from the Orland Maine Fire Department, crews responded to a call early Saturday morning about a commercial plow truck that had caught fire on the side of the road. According to the fire department, the driver was able to get out and get to safety prior to the arrival of emergency crews.
According to WGME 13, the truck caught fire in the early hours of Saturday morning on Cedar Swamp Road in Orland. Currently there is no word on what may have caused the fire though, based on the photos, it appears that the truck is likely to be a total loss.
This is such a testament to not only how hard our plow drivers across the state of Maine work, but also to our local first responders as well. It doesn't matter what time of day, what the emergency is, or what the weather is doing, Maine's first responders are always just a call away to provide the emergency services we need.
We're just thankful the driver got out and that no one was hurt in the fire. Oh, and a job well done by the Orland Fire Department. Thanks for all you do!