Image credit: Geoff Holman

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.


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.

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