The investigation is continuing into the cause of the fire at the Interior Roads yard on Friday, April 26.
David Rhodes, South Cariboo Quality Manager for Interior Roads said no conclusions as to the cause of the fire has yet been determined.
100 Mile Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 9:45 pm. Heavy smoke was seen from 100 Mile House, and loud explosions were heard which according to chief Roger Hollander were the vehicle tires exploding.
Two sand trucks were destroyed in the fire, and a third has significant damage. Rhodes said the vehicles were newer trucks, only a few years old.
Rhodes said the impact from the loss of the vehicles on the upcoming winter season hasn’t been determined, but there are contingencies in place. He said the replacement time is 12 to 16 months industry-wide for these type of vehicles.