Saturday, February 2, 2013
A cabin off Jones
Road in Goldstream Valley burned and a fire truck responding to the
incident tipped on its side along Goldstream Road Thursday afternoon.
Fairbanks Police Department sent out a Nixle alert at about 6 p.m.
warning drivers that Goldstream Road would be closed for about 45
minutes "due to a traffic incident."
fire truck belongs to Ester Volunteer Fire Department. The truck, a
tender carrying water, was following Ester’s Assistant Chief Rob Borland
as they were driving to the Jones Road fire. The Ester department
responded as part of an automatic mutual aid agreement with
Chena-Goldstream Fire and Rescue, whose fire service area includes Jones
Road and whose firefighters also had responded.
Borland said the cabin was “fully involved” in fire when he arrived.
truck that had been following him went off the shoulder of Goldstream
Road just east of its intersection with Murphy Dome Road.
The driver was not hurt, Borland said.
looks like he went over fairly soft,” he said. “At least he didn’t try
to pull it back too hard and roll it in the middle of the road or
something like that.”
The truck will be out of service, but Ester has other trucks that can serve as tenders, Borland said.
“It looks like the damage is going to be fairly minor, so we should get it back on the road fairly quick,” he said.