A fire destroyed four trailers at a trucking terminal in Mahoning Township on Wednesday, according to Mahoning Valley Fire Chief Mark Ebbert.
It was the second fire this month at Estes Express Lines on Mahoning Drive.
When firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 7:30 Wednesday night, Ebbert said two trailers were on fire. The fire quickly spread to two more, destroying all four. Ebbert said that items on the loading dock were also damaged.
There was also a fire at the terminal on Aug. 11, in which a building and several trailers were damaged.
Ebbert said it took about two hours to contain Wednesday’s fire, with the last personnel leaving the scene at 2 a.m. Thursday.
Ebbert said employees were evacuated from the building and that no one, including fire personnel, were hurt.
He said the state police fire marshall and Mahoning police department are investigating.
The Lehighton, Franklin Township, East Penn Township, Bowmanstown, Parryville and Jim Thorpe fire companies responded, as did Lehighton and Mahoning Valley ambulance.
“The important thing is nobody was hurt,” Ebbert said. “All the first responders worked well together.”
Crews are responding to a fire at the Estes Express trucking terminal in Mahoning Township. LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
For the second time this month, crews responded to a fire at the Estes Express Lines trucking terminal in Mahoning Township. Fire personnel on-site reported three trailers caught fire around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Neighbors reported hearing loud explosions coming from the site during the fire. There was also a fire at the terminal on Aug. 11, in which a building and several trailers were damaged. Attempts to contact emergency officials for additional details about the incident were unsuccessful as of press time. LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS