Talk about blazing a trail!
This video of a smoking semi in Grand Rapids, Michigan has viewers stunned. The clip was originally posted by Satara Gonzales on Instagram, and has been shared around the online trucker community. The footage shows a semi hauling hay that has somehow caught fire and leaves fiery trail along the highway. The driver seemed to be unaware of the smoky situation, as they kept driving past the recording onlookers.
Watch the clip below:
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According to the Greater Grand Rapids Scanner Calls Facebook Group, the incident occurred on July 15.
Read the reports of the incident below:
7:48am Alto- WB I-96 at Morse Lake Rd, Hay Bales on fire
7:49 Hay Bales on the back of a semi are on fire, semi driver doesn’t appear to be aware of this yet- continuing to drive on 96
7:50 One of the hay bales fell off at MM47, still burning- sending Alto FD for this
7:51 Driver now aware, pulled onto WB M6 and 96- sending Cascade FD
7:54 Alto FD reporting hay bales on fire along 96 from Whitneyville to M6
7:55 Semi appears to have fire to the trailer
7:56 FD reporting the rear of the semi and all the hay are on fire
7:58 PD reporting the fires stretch about a mile down I-96
8:12 Will need the Road Commission to assist with containing the fire and cleanup
9:03 Most of the fires are out near Morse Lake, Alto units clearing that scene
9:05 Still fire burning near M6/96 interchange
9:41 Cascade FD needs their tanker trucks refilled- asking Caledonia FD to help with this
9:57 Some of the hay bales have rekindled, near Snow Ave/96
10:29 Fires are under control, will be able to release some of the units at the scene
11:50 The fires are now out, and all units are clear of the scene