7 semis in Franklin Co. burst into flames

Franklin County semis on fire
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — Multiple semis are destroyed after a massive blaze broke out at the Harms Pacific Transport property in north Franklin County.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 3220 North Glade Rd. shortly before 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Arriving crews found semis on fire.

Franklin County Fire District #3 upgraded to a second alarm, requesting more water tender trucks and manpower from fire agencies across the Tri-Cities.

In total, officials say seven semi trucks were destroyed. Two tankers attached to them were threatened, but thankfully were not damaged.

Firefighters say the damage is close to a $1 million loss. The cause is under investigation.

Semis on fire

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According to the company’s website, they transport liquid chemicals as well as dry and liquid fertilizers.

No hazardous material was stored or released from the semis, fire officials said.