Nov 25, 2017
Riverside, CA – Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:35 a.m. the California Highway Patrol, Riverside field office received several calls about a vehicle on fire on the westbound 91 freeway.
The vehicle, a white pickup truck was parked on the right shoulder and was fully engulfed. It’s driver and only occupant was out of the truck and out of harms way standing on the right shoulder of the roadway..
Firefighters with the City of Riverside responded to the scene and when the first responding engine arrived, they located the vehicle engulfed in flames.
After several minutes, firefighters were able to extinguish the flames however the truck was destroyed by the fire. At some point there was a loud explosion and soon thereafter the flames were put out.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverside Field Office at (951) 637-8000.