Efforts to put out a truck fire in Wading River were complicated by melted utility wires falling into the roadway. Photo: Peter Blasl

An oil burner service truck was completely destroyed in a fire outside a Wading River home Friday afternoon, nearly causing a nearby home to catch fire as well.

No one was injured in the incident.

The oil burner service truck was parked outside a Beach Road home Friday while a technician worked on an oil burner at the residence. Both the homeowner and the technician were inside the house when the truck outside caught fire.2016_0122_vehicle_fire_wading_river

When Wading River Fire Department arrived on the scene, the truck was completely engulfed. The heat was so intense that it melted the utility wires suspended above the roadway, causing them to fall down into the street and complicating firefighters’ efforts.

Leaves in the yard also caught flame and began spreading toward the house.

Clouds of billowing smoke could be seen high above the trees as firefighters fought to put out the flames. It took about 20 minutes to stamp out the fire.

It has not yet been determined what caused the oil burner service truck to catch flame.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl

  • IMG_0793

    IMG_0793

  • IMG_0797

    IMG_0797

  • IMG_0798

    IMG_0798

  • IMG_0806

    IMG_0806

  • IMG_0809

    IMG_0809

  • IMG_0811

    IMG_0811

  • IMG_0814

    IMG_0814

  • IMG_0818

    IMG_0818

Support local journalism.
Now more than ever, the survival of quality local journalism depends on your support. Our community faces unprecedented economic disruption, and the future of many small businesses are under threat, including our own. It takes time and resources to provide this service. We are a small family-owned operation, and we will do everything in our power to keep it going. But today more than ever before, we will depend on your support to continue. Support RiverheadLOCAL today. You rely on us to stay informed and we depend on you to make our work possible.

SHARE
Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a co-publisher of RiverheadLOCAL. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie