Crew moves machinery off burning trailer on Highway 140

Eagle Point, Ore. – A man and his work crew were forced to move a large piece of machinery off of a burning trailer, after it caught on fire. The incident happened around 2 PM on Wednesday afternoon, near the 6000 block of Highway 140.

Mark Scott, the driver of the truck, noticed the flames while driving to Medford, and pulled over the side of the road. He and his crew attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but the fire had to grown to be too large. Scott says that’s when he and the crew moved the machinery off of the trailer, worth about half a million dollars.

“We all just jumped in there, and unchained it, and started it up and backed it off while it was on fire, and it got the adrenaline pumping,” Scott said.

Fire crews and Oregon State Police responded to the scene shortly after, and put the fire out. Two westbound lanes of Highway 140 were closed for roughly 30 minutes. No one was injured in the incident.

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