LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Photos released by National Park Services show a semi-truck that caught fire near Death Valley Wednesday after it broke down on Highway 190.
Firefighters from National Park Services and Southern Inyo Fire Protection District responded to the fire just outside of the east boundary of Death Valley National Park.
Officails said that the semi-truck was pulling two dumpster trailers full of brush trimmings. The truck climbed 3,000 feet out of Death Valley before it broke down and then caught fire.
Firefighters used firefigthing foam to contain the fire and no injuries were reported, NPS said.