|Published: 4:50 PM, 05/31/2013
||Last updated: 4:52 PM, 05/31/2013
Author: Jeff Eason
Source: The Blowing Rocket
At 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue personnel
responded to a 911 call reporting a truck on fire on U.S. 321 near Falcon Drive, approximately 4
miles south of Blowing Rock. Upon arrival, firefighters found a pickup truck that was fully engulfed
in flames with a Wildcat recreation trailer attached to it that was also on fire. The driver of the
truck had been heading north on 321 toward Blowing Rock and pulled over to the shoulder when he
detected smoke and flames coming from the engine area. Joining the BRF&R in putting out the fire
were the Patterson Volunteer Fire Department and the Caldwell County Fire Marshall. North Carolina
Highway Patrol interviewed witnesses at the scene. Northbound traffic on U.S. 321 was halted for
about a half hour as crews extinguished the blaze. Photo by Jeff Eason
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