Smoking truck carrying diesel on highway causes traffic


Fire officers from the Chaguanas fire station responded to a report of a gas tank wagon on fire along the south bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy highway near Chase village.The driver of the tanker, Bobbie Deokaran said he saw smoke coming from the engine and called the fire service. Photos by Lincoln Holder

Officers from the Chaguanas fire station prevented a potential disaster on Thursday when they responded to a report about smoke coming from a truck transporting fuel.

Reports are at about 8.15 am, the driver Bobbie Deokaran was transporting diesel fuel on the southbound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway near Chase Village when he saw smoke at the front of the tanker.

A relieved driver Bobbie Deokaran looks at the engine of the gas tanker he was driving after seeing smoke.

He parked at the side of the highway and contacted fire and police officers. The fire officers prevented the smoke and heat from the engine area from bursting into flame.

Deokaran spoke briefly to Newsday, saying “a line” blew, causing the smoke.

The incident caused traffic to pile up. Police eventually allowed drivers to pass.


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