|Tow truck fire in B.C.|
|News - Collision Repair|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:44|
By Dave Robson
Langford, British Columbia -- July 18, 2012 -- A tow truck caught fire Sunday in Langford, British Columbia, damaging six cars nearby.
“We aren’t sure what happened yet, but the driver is okay. The police are investigating as a result of the damage to the six other cars,” says Dan Bird, General Manager of Totem Towing.
Two fire engines responded to the situation and put out the fire quickly. There were no injuries, but taillights of some nearby vehicles began to melt as a result of the heat. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined and remains under investigation.
Westshore Towing, another Vancouver Island operator, showed up to collect the burned tuck and the other vehicles. Local media, including the Times Colonist, then misidentified the burnt truck as a Westshore Towing truck.
“They were talking to our driver, who has a Totem Towing logo on his uniform,” says Bird, “but they didn’t quite get it right.”