|Truck fire caused by faulty
muffler installation by muffler
|Last load up preparing to leave Moncton and back to Edmonton, April
28,1986, note the light-box on bottom right of truck box.
|About an hour west of Montreal we noticed smoke in the
cab. A violin was crushed in the hurry to empty the truck.
All this was in complete darkness, only light was from cars
passing by and a small flashlight.
|Hot muffler exhaust burns through 2" truck bed and almost right
through 3/4" plywood, if our light box was not in the position it was,
it would have been a total loss.
|When we stopped red hot coals were dropping from under
the truck box, We got lucky that night.