Truck fire at Black Rock

  • Photo courtesy Deputy Ana Contreras.
    Photo courtesy Deputy Ana Contreras.

On Sunday, Rabun County Fire Services Station 1 was dispatched at approximately 2:29 p.m. to a vehicle fire on Black Rock Parkway, Mountain City. Engine 1 arrived on scene at 2:40 p.m. and the engine compartment of a pickup pulling a camper was on fire. Approximately 1,500 gallons of water was used to extinguish the fire which was contained to the pickup, with the exception of rubber seals melting on the front of the camper due to radiant heat, according to Justin Upchurch, assistant chief of Rabun County Fire Services.