Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tow Truck Driver In BC Credited For Quick Thinking

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The driver of a Drake Towing tow truck is being credited for quick thinking after his vehicle began smoking last Wednesday.

Richmond Fire Rescue's Dave Macdonald said the driver spotted smoke around 7 p.m., and then thought he'd move the vehicle away from any nearby buildings.

So he pulled into the parking lot at Richmond Presbyterian Church, near No. 2 Road and Granville.

The vehicle was then gutted by flames, and the Honda sedan it had been towing also sustained some damage.

Macdonald said the fire is still under investigation.

Fire crews were initially concerned because the tow truck was propane powered.

They managed to keep the vehicle's propane tank cool as the vehicle burned, thereby preventing the tank from exploding.

There were no injuries.

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