Trucks and more damaged in fire at California truck stop

A fire destroyed two tractor-trailers at the TA truck stop in Lenwood, Calif., Monday afternoon. (Photos by Anthony Riley)A fire destroyed two tractor-trailers at the TA truck stop in Lenwood, Calif., Monday afternoon. (Photos by Anthony Riley)

An investigation continues into a Monday afternoon fire that appears to have destroyed two tractor-trailers and three fuel pumps and damaged the metal awning at a truck stop in south-central California.

The Victorville Daily Press reports the fire broke out around 1:20 p.m. at the TravelCenters of America truck stop on Lenwood Road off of I-15. It appears a fuel pump caught fire. Two trucks, including one loaded with glass, were at the pump at the time of the blaze.

Anthony Riley, public information officer for the City of Barstow said it took firefighters about 45 minutes to control the blaze. Two fire engines from the Barstow Fire Protection District were on hand, and one engine from the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow.

Riley said there were no injuries reported.

He added, “Truck fueling on the backside of TA is down for an undetermined timeframe.”

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