Image credit: Geoff Holman

UPDATE: Highway 33 fully open

Fire crews are at the scene of a big rig on fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich

Update: 1:49 p.m.

Highway 33 is now re-opened, after being closed in both directions earlier this morning near Goshawk Road, while emergency crews dealt with a semi truck fire.

Original:

Traffic along Highway 33 east of Kelowna is being re-routed to Goudie Road due to a semi trailer on fire in Joe Rich.

Fire crews are on the scene and have blocked Highway 33 at Goudie Road with the rig burning near Goshawk Road.

Reports from the scene indicate the rig does not have a load of logs on it and the cab of the truck was burning. Crews have apparently knocked the fire down.

Police, fire and ambulance are on the scene and have blocked off the highway in both directions.

The Capital News will pass on any more information as it becomes available.

If you see news, send us pictures or video by clicking here.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna talent goes to international stage

Julia Chambers is now attending Tisch at New York University

Break and enter suspect nabbed with help from Kelowna witness

The woman recognized the suspect’s vehicle

Ignoring climate change poses potential catastrophe for B.C.

Fisheries scientist says ‘extraordinary challenges’ in water management lie ahead

Person hit by vehicle in West Kelowna

The incident occurred Thursday afternoon

Despite legislation to introduce it, Kelowna plans to keep up call to scrap speculation tax

City says it will keep working with other municipalities affected by the tax

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Watch it again: Kelowna mayoral candidates square off

Missing the LIVE Kelowna mayoral debate watch now

Okanagan water conference builds connections

Experts gathered to discuss water and fisherie sustainability objectives

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Most Read