Just before 3pm on Feb 20th Engine 16 (Golden Ring) & Engine 282 (Rosedale) was alerted for the report of a vehicle fire south bound on I95 between Chesaco Ave and the City Line. Engine 372 (English Counsel) was traveling south bound on I95 when the call was dispatched and was first to arrive to find a U-Haul truck with fire showing from the rear of the cargo compartment. E372 deployed an 1-3/4" attack line and began fire suppression operations.
E282 was second to arrive and began to back-up E372 with manpower as several mattresses had to be removed in order to make to gain better access to the fire. E16 arrived and deployed a second line to assist with suppression operations. With the need for more water and vent holes in the U-Haul a request was made for an additional engine and a truck, this alerted Engine & Truck 8 (Fullerton).
Units operated on scene for approximately 40 minutes before units were able to begin clearing. Due to the fire 2 of the 3 lanes of the south bound side of I95 were shutdown causing delays in traffic.