Cape Gazette

No injuries in Route 1 truck fire

Fire totally destroys small pickup
Feb 10, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Lewes Fire Department volunteers spray water on a burning pickup truck along Route 1 at the intersection with Oyster Rocks Road.

No one was injured during a vehicle fire Feb. 10 in the northbound lanes of Route 1 near Cave Neck Road.

A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on SR1 around 5 p.m. when for unknown reasons the truck caught fire, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The driver, a 37-year-old Millsboro man, was not  injured, he said.

Traffic was detoured on to Cave Neck Road.

Lewes firefighters responded to the scene to help put out the fire.

A small pickup truck is nearly consumed in flames as Lewes firefighters work to get the fire under control. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes firefighters apply foam to finally knock down the flames. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The engine appears to be totally melted down from the intense flames. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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